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APEC Ministers on Women’s Economic Empowerment

Ministers Issue Statement on Women’s Economic Empowerment

Issued by the APEC Women and the Economy Forum

Hue City, Viet Nam, 30 September 2017 – Ministers and officials from the APEC member economies issued a statement following their four-day meeting in Hue City to enhance women’s economic empowerment and inclusion in the Asia-Pacific in the face of rapid change.

The statement reflects the outcomes of the APEC Women and the Economy Forum chaired by Viet Nam Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dzung and is informed by the voices of women entrepreneurs and business and gender groups.

It describes joint actions to be implemented by APEC economies over the next year to support women’s access to capital and markets; skills development; leadership; and application of innovation and technology.

Click to view: APEC Women and the Economy Forum Statement
The next APEC Women and the Economy Forum will take place in Papua New Guinea in 2018.
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