Arancha González
Executive Director, International Trade Centre
Arancha González

Globally, women comprise almost 50% of the population – that is half of humanity. If we are to achieve Global Goals for development, eliminate extreme poverty and environmental sustainability we must tackle inequalities, especially those affecting women. During this half century, one of the biggest imbalances that we see is in the realm of women in the economy – where now more than ever, it is imperative that we work collectively to make equal economic opportunities for men and women a reality.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Further contribute to the strategic development and impact of the International Gender Champion Initiative in my capacity of IGC Global Advisory Board Member and Co-Chair of the IGC Trade Impact Group. In addition, as an IGC Gender Champion, commit to encourage and only participate in gender-balanced panels; continue to raise the visibility of the need for greater participation of women in trade at the national, regional and multilateral level; and under the framework of the ITC SheTrades Initiative, build the evidence base and developing country capacity for more gender inclusive trade.

  • Collaborate with TIG members to create learning opportunities for countries and other stakeholders on topics mentioned in the Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade by delivering seminars at the WTO on a range of issues impacting the role of women in trade and sharing good practices of how countries are empowering women in trade and collating them in a publication to be shared ahead of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference.