September 11, 2017 @ 14:15 – September 11, 2017 @ 15:45
UNOG Palais des Nations, Room XXVI
Avenue de la Paix 8-14
in Geneva 1211


The event will provide the opportunity for UNCTAD and UNSG HLP to present instruments that contribute to accelerating women's equal participation in the economy and in trade. Closing gender gaps in the economic domain will not only advance women's economic empowerment but also support progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its SDGs.


Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, International Gender Champion and Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Ms. Simona Scarpaleggia, International Gender Champion and CEO IKEA Switzerland and UNSG HLP Co-Chair  
H.E. Daniel Blockert, International Gender Champion and Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the World Trade Organization

Ms. Simonetta Zarrilli, Chief, Trade, Gender and Development Programme, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities, UNCTAD and Focal point of UNCTAD for the International Gender Champions network

A light lunch will be served in front of room XXVI from 1pm, ahead of the 1:15 pm start time of the event.

For more information, please click on this link to see the Concept Note. 
The deadline to register 8 September 2017. Registration is mandatory.
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