From March 6 to 8, 2014 the Workshop on Women’s Empowerment will hold at the United Nations Headquarters, UN Plaza, New York, USA. This program is held in celebration of the International Women’s Day 2014 where the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations is presented, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are examined, with a view to empowering women.
UN and Women Empowerment
Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities.
Current research demonstrating that gender diversity helps businesses perform better signals that self-interest and common interest can come together. Yet, ensuring the inclusion of women’s talents, skills and energies – from executive offices to the factory floor and the supply chain – requires intentional actions and deliberate policies.
The UN Women’s Empowerment Principles offer practical guidance to business and the private sector on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Developed through a partnership between UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles are designed to support companies in reviewing existing policies and practices – or establishing new ones – to realize women’s empowerment.
Introduced on International Women’s Day 2010, the Principles emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and input gathered from across the globe.
Program of Events
a) Workshop: Conference room meeting to generate plans, analyses and designs to support organizational efforts in meeting the objectives of UN Women.
b) Lecture: Interactive session with UN officials with expertise in their fields, providing insight into the issues of women worldwide.
c) Visitation: Guided tour of the United Nations Headquarters.
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