Have your say: UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment
Photo credit: UN Women/Ryan Brown
On 21 January 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the first-ever High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment.
The HLP will provide thought leadership and mobilize concrete actions aimed at closing economic gender gaps that persist around the world. The Panel will provide recommendations on:
- The implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to improve economic outcomes for women and promote women’s leadership in driving sustainable and inclusive, environmentally sensitive economic growth
- Key actions that can be taken by governments, the private sector, the UN system and other stakeholders
- Policy directives needed to achieve the new targets and indicators in the Sustainable Development Goals.
On 15 March 2016, during the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the UN Secretary-General will convene the panel to seek inputs and suggestions to the work of the HLP. On the 16th March (10.30-11.30 am) the HLP will have an open consultation with CSW stakeholders in the ECOSOC Chamber and we expect your e-discussion to contribute to the deliberations of the Panel.
On what specific issues would you like the Panel to focus? What concrete actions could they mobilize?