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The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) will be organizing the VIII AGFUND Development Forum including a global Symposium on “Empowering Women Through Financial Inclusion” and the Prince Talal International Prize Award Ceremony, to be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on 8-9 October 2019.
The first day of the Forum will be dedicated to a global Symposium on Promoting the SDGs through Women’s Financial Inclusion. Its objective is to find concrete ways to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by empowering women to make them part of the formal economic system of their countries. The Symposium will host dialogues with key experts and influential leaders across businesses, government, civil society, and academia. Sessions will focus on challenges and opportunities for women’s financial inclusion, success stories from the field, innovative digital services, and the role of donors and the private sector, taking into account the integral and multi-actor character of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
A detailed programme of the day can be found here.