Women's Empowerment and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Achieving Equality in the Workplace, Marketplace & Community
UN Global Compact (UNGC), UN Women, International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Trade Centre (ITC)
Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
This 1.5 hour event, hosted by the UN Global Compact, UN Women, International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the International Trade Centre (ITC), organized in conjunction with the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013: Architects of a Better World, will highlight why women’s empowerment is a key component and driver of sustainable development and how the private sector can contribute by advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. The Women’s Empowerment Principles, a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact offering practical guidance to business on how to empower women, will provide a starting point for discussion.