United Nations Unveils Gender Statistics Story Map Built with
United Nations Unveils Gender Statistics Story Map Built with Esri on the SDG Hub
Women and Sustainable Development Story Map Explores Social and Economic Challenges Faced by Women Worldwide
REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 13, 2019 — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the creation of a new story map Women and Sustainable Development. The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), through the Global Gender Statistics Programme, is collaborating with Esri and statistical agencies from national governments around the world in gathering data that highlights the current state of global progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets relevant to gender equality. The results are being presented in the story map Women and Sustainable Development, which focuses on women's economic empowerment, women's voices, and women's safety and human rights.
The story map is built on the Federated Information System for the SDGs platform. Also known as the SDG Hub, this new web mapping and data management platform is powered by Esri software and allows participating countries to share current statistical data on poverty, unemployment, clean water availability, etc., to local data hubs.
"We were able to put this story map together very quickly and efficiently," said Francesca Grum, UNSD chief of social and...