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Women’s economic empowerment is a pre-condition for sustainable development, say UN High-Level Panel members

17 July 2017

The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment held an event on 17 July 2017 titled, “Accelerating Women’s Economic Empowerment to Achieve the 2030 Agenda”, in the context of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development in New York. The event was co-hosted by the Group of Champions of Women’s Economic Empowerment, led by the Government of Costa Rica and the United Kingdom, together with UN Women and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). More

High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment calls for ending gender discrimination to ensure the full potential of Africa’s youth at African Union Summit

29 June 2017

The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment was represented at the 4th African Union (AU) High Level Panel on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, 29-30 June, in Addis Ababa, by HLP member Mr. Amadou Mahtar Ba, Founder and Executive Chairman of AllAfrica Global Media. More

Press release: Second panel report shows how economically empowered women are at the core of an inclusive and sustainable global economy

16 March 2017

The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment has presented its second report with final recommendations to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres. In its report, the Panel lays out concrete actions for accelerating progress towards women’s full and equal economic participation. The report also acknowledges that gender inequalities remain stubborn across the world, but they can be overcome if systematic barriers are removed. More

Final report of the UN High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment calls on leaving no one behind

14 March 2017

The final report to the UN Secretary-General High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment has now been published, stressing that building women’s economic empowerment must be done in ways that leaves nobody behind, particularly the most marginalized women at the bottom of the pyramid. More

What’s blocking gender equality?

20 October 2016

Empowering women and girls is morally right and economically smart. Several recent studies confirm that there are substantial economic- and human-development costs associated with pervasive and significant gender gaps in economic opportunities and outcomes. More

Press release: First report by High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment outlines drivers to advance gender equality

22 September 2016

The High-Level Panel (HLP) for Women’s Economic Empowerment today presents its first findings to the UN Secretary-General at an event in New York, held in the context of the UN General Assembly. The HLP, created by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in January 2016, aims at placing women’s economic empowerment at the top of the global agenda to accelerate progress under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More

UN High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment meets in South Africa

12 August 2016

The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, together with UN Women, Oxfam and the University of the Witwatersrand, hosted a two-day regional consultation themed “Making Economies Work for Women in the South: What Will it Take?” in Johannesburg, South Africa on 11 and 12 August. More

UN High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment hears from women in the informal economy in India

04 August 2016

UN Women and the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) jointly hosted a global consultation on ‘Women’s Voices from the Informal Economy’ on August 3rd at Ahmedabad, India, as part of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment. More

Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment meets in Costa Rica

19 July 2016

Costa Rica hosted a regional consultation of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment on 14 July. The consultation was jointly supported by UN Women and the National Institute of Women (INAMU) of Costa Rica. More

Press release: UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment holds inaugural meeting

15 March 2016

The inaugural meeting of the first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment kicked off today during the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Operating under the aegis of the UN Secretary-General, it intends to put women’s economic empowerment at the top of the international agenda, including by defining actions to speed up progress under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A global consultation will take place during the continuation of the meeting on 16 March. More

UN Secretary-General announces first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment

20 January 2016

Eminent experts to highlight the interactions between economic growth and gender to galvanize political will and leadership to implement the Sustainable Development Goals. More

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