UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to work harder to provide better opportunities for women.
The high-level panel is backed by the UN Women, the UN International Labour Organization, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, with support for its work provided by the British Department for International Development.
As I said this week to the General Assembly — and the world — I am proud to call myself a feminist,at the opening of the annual high-level debate of the UN General Assembly UN chief said that “I look forward to a time when all societies everywhere can reap the benefits of gender equality” & I am proud to call myself a feminist & also firmly believe in a ’50-50 planet.
“One way of achieving this goal is through women’s economic empowerment,” the secretary-general said. “This is a uniquely potent way for women to have greater choice and exert control over their own lives. At the same time, it will benefit their families, their communities and their countries’ economies.”