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UN Women Executive Director calls for a global economy that works for women

Author: UN Women, Published on: 9 March 2015

“In 2030 we want to be able to talk about a world that has achieved gender equality” – UN Women Executive Director

We must make the economy work for women. So that women can work for the economy. And take full advantage of the fact that empowering women empowers nations. Under-investment in women continues to be the biggest lost opportunity for nations to develop and flourish...Quotas can...support change in the private sector. We are pleased to welcome Germany's announcement on this, joining Belgium, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain and the Netherlands with a mandatory percentage of women on boards. This can be an important stepping stone towards 50-50.

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