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The 2017 OECD Ministerial Statement stressed the potential of gender equality as a strong driver of economic development, inclusivity and socio-economic participation. It also acknowledged that progress towards gender equality is very slow, with some countries even witnessing widening gender inequalities.
While many countries are raising the profile of the gender equality imperative and intensifying efforts to tackle remaining gaps, the effective and long-term realisation of gender equality remains affected by political shifts, socio-economic crises, persistent cultural barriers and insufficient institutional capacity across sectors.
The OECD welcomed senior decision-makers from the public and corporate worlds, experts, academics and stakeholders to this event. Participants will focus on how to close gender gaps in the private sector, considering different policy approaches and implementation tools. They shared their experiences and insights on:
This annual conference took place on the occasion of International Women’s Day within the framework of the OECD Gender Initiative.
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Closing the Gender Gap - Have we reached the tipping point?
Addressing harassment complaints in the workplace
Gender equality for business - Making it happen
DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
Programme for all OECD "March on Gender" events
OECD gender governance toolkit
What's gender got to do with competition policy?
OECD Recommendation on Gender Equality in Education and Employment
OECD Recommendation on Gender Equality in Public Life
G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
OECD work on bribery and corruption
2017 Conference on business, finance and gender