2018 Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum

Objectives of this half-day forum are to:

  • Build awareness of business innovations that accelerate women’s empowerment and have a real impact on the quality of life for women, men, families and communities;
  • Identify key actions to address the financing gap for women’s empowerment;
  • Drive change and commit to scaled-up partnerships between the UN, and the private sector for achieving the 2030 Agenda through women’s economic empowerment.

The ambition of the conference is to showcase private sector initiatives aiming at the acceleration of gender equality and to examine how these activities can be scaled up. To this end, UN Women, UNOP and UNGC will invite private sector partners to demonstrate their work fast-tracking women’s equal participation in the workforce and as entrepreneurs as well as to ensure women’s empowerment in value chains and their access to finance, inter alia.

Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown