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It’s time to act for women’s economic empowerment, say global leaders

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

During the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, a roundtable dialogue organized by the Group of Champions on Women’s Economic Empowerment and UN Women, with the presence of the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, urged action to advance women’s economic empowerment. More

UN High-Level Panel puts the spotlight on the private sector’s potential to advance women’s economic empowerment

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Business leaders and global experts gathered on 6 September 2017 in London to discuss how the private sector can advance the recommendations of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment. More

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

Monday, July 17, 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

Thursday, June 29, 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

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

Tuesday, March 14, 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?

Thursday, October 20, 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

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

Friday, August 12, 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

Thursday, August 4, 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

Tuesday, July 19, 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

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

Wednesday, January 20, 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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