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First report by High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment outlines drivers to advance gender equality

First report by High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment outlines drivers to advance gender equality

23 Sep 16  News
The High-Level Panel (HLP) for Women’s Economic Empowerment on 22 September 2016 presented its first findings to the UN Secretary-General at an event in New York, held in the con...
Women’s trousers and shorts top list of Kenyan exports to the US

Women’s trousers and shorts top list of Kenyan exports to the US

19 Sep 16  News
Women’s trousers and shorts topped the list of items ordered by Americans from Nairobi under the duty-and-quota free deal in the first half of the year. Official data shows th...
Gender gap costs sub-Saharan Africa $US95 billion a year: new UNDP report

Gender gap costs sub-Saharan Africa $US95 billion a year: new UNDP report

29 Aug 16  News
If development is not engendered, it is endangered Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014 – or six pe...
2015 African Gender Scorecard

2015 African Gender Scorecard

15 Aug 16  News
Africa has made remarkable progress in implementing global and regional gender equality and women’s empowerment commitments. Gender equality and women’s empowerment have been ...
Women entrepreneurs urged to deepen regional integration

Women entrepreneurs urged to deepen regional integration

01 Aug 16  News
Women entrepreneurs in the East African Community (EAC) have been encouraged to play a central role in deepening of the regional integration. They have been urged to this through t...
Women’s economic empowerment takes centre stage at UNCTAD expert meeting

Women’s economic empowerment takes centre stage at UNCTAD expert meeting

30 May 16  News
An expert meeting on Trade as a Tool for the Economic Empowerment of Women was held by the Trade, Gender and Development Unit on 23 and 24 May 2016 to promote a better understandin...
Trade as a tool for the economic empowerment of women

Trade as a tool for the economic empowerment of women

18 May 16  News
The Expert Meeting on Trade as a Tool for the Economic Empowerment of Women is taking place from 23-24 May 2016 in Geneva. Women are important players in trade: they manufacture p...
Trade and Global Value Chains: how to address the gender dimension

Trade and Global Value Chains: how to address the gender dimension

24 Mar 16  News
Global value chains have become a dominant feature of world trade and investment, but what opportunities and risks do they provide to women? This question was addressed at a side e...
Report of the first session of the Committee on Gender and Social Development

Report of the first session of the Committee on Gender and Social Development

18 Mar 16  News
Report prepared for the Ninth Joint AUC-ECA Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of the Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of African Ministers of Financ...
Business leaders, UN Member States and civil society agree: Gender equality critical to economic development

Business leaders, UN Member States and civil society agree: Gender equality critical to economic development

17 Mar 16  News
The UN Global Compact and UN Women organize the Women’s Empowerment Principles Annual Event Recognizing gender equality as a fundamental human right, central to driving the glob...
Addressing gender gaps in Africa’s labour market

Addressing gender gaps in Africa’s labour market

08 Mar 16  News
Sustainable development will depend on better gender equality. Yet, African women continue to face persistent challenges to get decent jobs. This requires a continental effort and ...
AfDB releases new report on the impact of Ebola on women

AfDB releases new report on the impact of Ebola on women

08 Mar 16  News
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2016, the Office of the African Development Bank’s Special Envoy on Gender, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, has launched a rep...
ILO: Large gender gaps remain across broad spectrum of global labour market

ILO: Large gender gaps remain across broad spectrum of global labour market

08 Mar 16  News
New ILO report highlights the enormous challenges women continue to face in finding and keeping decent jobs around the world. Despite some modest gains in some regions in the worl...
8th African Union Gender Pre-Summit on the margins of the 26th AU Summit: Communiqué

8th African Union Gender Pre-Summit on the margins of the 26th AU Summit: Communiqué

04 Mar 16  News
We, Ministers of the African Union (AU) in charge of Gender and Women’s Affairs, representatives of Regional Economic Communities (RECs), intergovernmental conferences, members o...
Breaking the gender earnings gap

Breaking the gender earnings gap

22 Feb 16  News
Women in typically male sectors earn as much as their male peers and three times more than other women, according to a study in Uganda. Betty Ajio has made a living for the pa...
UN chief announces first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment

UN chief announces first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment

22 Jan 16  News
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday announced the first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment to provide leadership and mobilize co...
Greater inclusion of women and youth in work will spur human development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Greater inclusion of women and youth in work will spur human development in Sub-Saharan Africa

15 Dec 15  News
Reducing inequalities and the creation of work are critical for human development in the region, says the 2015 Human Development Report. Significant gains have been made in human ...
On Africa Industrialization Day, Ban warns gender inequity, youth unemployment risk continent’s progress

On Africa Industrialization Day, Ban warns gender inequity, youth unemployment risk continent’s progress

23 Nov 15  News
Marking the Africa Industrialization Day, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling for job creation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for women and youth to era...
‘Rural women are the backbone of sustainable livelihoods,’ Ban declares on International Day

‘Rural women are the backbone of sustainable livelihoods,’ Ban declares on International Day

16 Oct 15  News
Marking the International Day of Rural Women, the United Nations today affirmed the role of women as significant and crucial for the progress of rural households, local and nationa...
Walking the talk on youth and women: Bringing inclusive agricultural markets to life

Walking the talk on youth and women: Bringing inclusive agricultural markets to life

05 Oct 15  News
Highlights from the Fifth African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), 29 September-2 October 2015, Lusaka, Zambia More than 600 men, women and youth attended the AGRF 2015. Over 200 ca...

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