december 2016

dec110:30 am- 12:00 pmPlenary Session - Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth: Inclusivity and Mainstreaming for Effective and Accelerated Development10:30 am - 12:00 pm Event Type :2016 High-Level Meeting

Event Details

Women and youth are drivers of sustainable development and are central to both the implementation and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals. Women’s rights organisations, gender equality advocates and youth movements have been calling for a shift in the dominant development discourse towards a more inclusive, sustainable and just economic paradigm that recognises and values reproductive and care work, promotes decent work, and facilitates the empowerment of women, girls and young people. The goal of this plenary session is to deliberate on the accountability of development stakeholders in relation to women’s rights, gender equality and the rights of the youth in the context of development co-operation.

It will call for accelerated efforts by all partners to unleash the power of youth and women as dynamic contributors to society, to protect and promote their economic rights, to create synergies, share good practices and leverage existing knowledge on the promotion of the economic empowerment of women and youth.