While it will take time to achieve full economic empowerment for women, there are measures that can be taken immediately. Increasing the engagement of women in trade is worthwhile given that advancing women’s equality could add $28 trillion to global GDP by 2025 and mean better development outcomes for families and communities.
Join us at this side event, which will highlight the innovativeness and replicability of various country-led initiatives that seek to advance the role of women in the economy.
13:15 Opening Statement
H.E. Mrs Jeanette Kagame, the First Lady of Rwanda
13:30 Interactive Plenary Conversation
H.E. Mr Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iceland
Mrs. Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation, United Kingdom
H.E. Burhan Gafoor, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Singapore to the UN
Ms. Mekala Krishnan, Fellow, The McKinsey Global Institute
Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre (moderator)
14:15 Closing statement
H.E. Mrs. Monica Geingos, First Lady of the Republic of Namibia (invited)
14:30 Session Ends
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