From November 21st to the 23rd, the Government of Panama and UNDP will co-host the Third Global Forum “Business for Gender Equality: Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals,” which will gather business leaders, governments, academia, labor associations and civil society to share best practices for reducing gender gaps in the workplace and to celebrate the role of the business sector in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Forum will discuss innovations for reducing gender gaps in the workplace; develop recommendations and strategies to promote the application of gender equality practices and policies; highlight the experiences and achievements of Latin American companies and governments engaged in Gender Equality Seal Certification Programmes; promote dialogue among key actors and reinforce strategic partnerships between the private sector, governments and UNDP to advance gender equality in the workplace and empower women economically.
The Third Global Forum follows two UNDP-supported Regional Business Forums – in Mexico in 2012 and in Colombia in 2014 - which brought together more than 200 companies and trade associations from 15 countries, along with representatives from the UN, governments, labour unions, regional and sub-regional organizations and civil society groups.
Gender equality is vital to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which envisions a world in which “every woman and girl enjoys full gender equality and all legal, social and economic barriers to their empowerment have been removed”, as stated by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
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