This year’s pre-conference workshop is titled: “Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): The Roles and Implications of Time Use Research”. It will take place on August 16, 2022.
Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2016, governments and statistical agencies have had to develop approaches to measure and report on SD objectives, and to adapt to a global minimum instrument.
Time use research can be solicited for various purposes, but its use is specifically required as part of creating satellite [or extended] accounts to complement the System of National Account (SNA) specifically as it relates to SDG Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; Target 5.4: Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate and Indicator 5.4.1: Proportion of time spent on unpaid domestic and care work, by sex, age and location.
This workshop will gather professionals from various agencies including Statistics Canada, Eurostat and the United Nation statistical divisions to describe and discuss work that is being done on this specific goal/target/indicator, but also on the potential contribution of Time use research to other indicators within the SDG framework.
Those conference participants seeking to gain greater knowledge of SDG process, agencies involved, tasks ahead and opportunities to contribute to the process of developing other satellite account indicators by discussing how their research fits into the SDG framework are warmly invited to come and take part in this workshop.
More to come on this in the next few weeks!