Consultations of the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment - CSW60 Side Event
Investing in women’s economic empowerment is intrinsic to achieving the Sustainable
Development Goals. It sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and
inclusive economic growth. Yet despite important progress, large gender gaps in economic
opportunities and outcomes remain across all countries and regions.
In the context of the 2030 Agenda, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the
first-ever High Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment. The Panel will make
action-oriented recommendations on how to improve economic outcomes for women
in the context of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, promote women’s
leadership in driving economic growth, and galvanize political will.