OECD to launch international report on gender equality – Wednesday 4 October 2017


29/09/2017 - Gender equality is a keystone of a prosperous, modern economy that provides sustainable, inclusive growth. A new OECD report, The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle, analyses what progress countries have made – or not – over the past five years in reaching gender equality goals in areas including education, employment and entrepreneurship.


The report will be published at 11.00 a.m. Paris time/CEST (09.00 a.m. GMT) on Wednesday 4 October 2017.


OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa Gabriela Ramos will present the report’s findings at the opening event of the Women’s Forum at the OECD in Paris the same day at 16.00 local time. This event is open to media. To register, contact Louise Fietz at the OECD Media Office (+ 33 1 45 24 80 91). Ms Ramos will also take part in panels during the Women’s Forum on Thursday 5 October – to arrange an interview, journalists should contact Spencer Wilson at the OECD Media Office (tel. + 33 1 45 42 81 18).


Requests to receive advance copies of the report under embargo, ahead of release time, should be sent by e-mail to Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions.


For further information, please contact Spencer Wilson at the OECD Media Office (+ 33 1 4524 8118).


Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.


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