The Buenos Aires Declaration on Women & Trade on Year 1

One year ago, over 120 WTO members and observers committed to foster the participation of women in trade and better study the links between trade & women’s economic empowerment.

Last week a conference in Geneva took stock of the Buenos Aires Declaration’s 1st year.#TradeForWomen

— WTO (@wto) December 11, 2018

Trade and gender equality are two cornerstones for sustainable development, job creation and economic growth. In order to ensure that increased opportunities from economic growth are realised and that the results are beneficial for all it is important to adopt a gender responsive approach when planning and implementing trade policies.

Responsible government, a competitive business environment, supportive institutions and civil society are all needed to fully realise these economic opportunities. The aim of the conference was to present and discuss the impact of trade policies and entrepreneurship on women and men one year after the Buenos Aires Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment  providing a forum for new empirical and theoretical research on gender and trade.

The targeted audience was government officials, private sector representatives, international organizations, civil society actors, academia, and others involved in practical or theoretical work in this field.