EU@UN Talk: Women’s Economic Empowerment – What Works?

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EU@UN Talk: Women’s Economic Empowerment – What Works?

Time: February 23, 2017 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: European Union Delegation to the United Nations, NY 10017
Street: 666 Third Avenue
City/Town: NY 10017
Website or Map: http://eu-un.europa.eu/euun-t…
Event Type: talk
Organized By: European Union Delegation to the United Nations
Latest Activity: Feb 15

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On Thursday, 23 February, the European Union Delegation will host the next in the series of EU@UNTalks on Women’s Economic Empowerment – What Works.

Women’s economic empowerment is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do. Keeping gender equality and women’s empowerment at the centre of our development efforts will be key to the success of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. There are significant multiplier effects – according to the ILO, a growing body of research shows that enhancing women’s economic participation improves national economies, increases household productivity and living standards, enhances the well-being of children with positive long term impacts and can increase women’s agency and overall empowerment. Yet persistent structural barriers continue to prevent women’s economic empowerment and full inclusion in economic activity.

These issues will be tackled at the forthcoming 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women. ‘Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’ will also cover future trends as labour markets and work places undergo significant changes and need to become more equal and inclusive.

Please join us for the latest edition of the EU@UNTalks series which brings together distinguished experts for an interactive discussion with the audience about women’s economic empowerment – and what works.

Opening remarks: H.E. Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, Head of the European Union to the United Nations

Discussants:

Bénédicte Leroy de la Brière, Lead Economist, World Bank
Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
Tracy Nowski, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Moderator: Aaron Holtz, Advisor, United Kingdom mission to the United Nations

Venue: European Union Delegation, 666 Third Avenue, 31st floor

RSVP by Tuesday 21 February, email iris.leerdam@eeas.europa.eu

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