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Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum
Leadership | Economics | Synergies
30 May - 1 June 2018 | Athens, Greece

Women in leadership: “How can the private sector advance gender equality and women’s empowerment?” a session by UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

 

  • UN Women is an Official & Strategic Dialogue Partner at the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum

 

 

 

  • UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia is organizing the session on women in leadership: “How can the private sector advance gender equality and women’s empowerment?”

 

 

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• For UN Women official release: here

Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are designed and launched by UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in 2010 after rigorous consultations with key stakeholders. The adoption and implementation of the WEPs offer guidance on agreed standards for companies to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community, and offer an established platform to scale up corporate action towards the SDGs: Responsible business and investment – rooted in internationally accepted principles including gender equality – will be critical to achieving the SDGs, including Goal 5 and gender-specific targets across the SDGs.

Panel Objectives: to raising awareness about the WEPs among all participants and encourage more companies in the Balkans and Black Sea region to sign onto the WEPs. The Panel will showcase private and public organizations and private sector companies that advance gender equality and women’s empowerment at the workplace, marketplace and communities by incorporating best practices and policies.

To date the 363 WEPs signatories in the Balkans and Black Sea region are as following:

 

  • Signatories in: Albania 9, Bosnia/Herzegovina 2, Croatia 6, Georgia 10, Kazakhstan 3, Romania 1, Russian Federation 3, Serbia 76, Turkey 252, Ukraine 1
  • No signatories for: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Slovenia.