The Millennium Development Goal (MDG 3) of gender equality and empowerment of women will determine India’s long-term sustainable development. It is also the right thing to do. India’s progress on MDG 3 is mixed. India will achieve targets in girl’s education and literacy, but lags behind on improvements to women’s economic empowerment and equal representation for women in Parliament. Progress has been satisfactory at the primary level, but barriers are still being faced in secondary and tertiary education. Women’s participation in the labour market is extremely low and stagnant.
Focal Area on International Trade and Economic Globalization Statistics in Asia and the Pacific: The document was prepared by participants from India to the Fourth Meeting of the Steering Group for the Regional Programme on Economic Statistics (RPES), Bangkok, 23-24 March 2015.
Work Plan for the Implementation of the Regional Programme for the Improvement of Economic Statistics in Asia and the Pacific (16 January 2015). This document was prepared by ESCAP Statistics Division and will be discussed in the Fourth Meeting of the Steering Group for the Regional Programme on Economic Statistics (RPES), Bangkok, 23-24 March 2015.
At the Asian Symposium on Building Sustainable Ageing Societies, co-organized by ENEA Office together with the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China on 4-6 July 2012 in Changchun, China, an Outcome Document was adopted to call for a knowledge-sharing platform to be built on sustainable ageing societies. To implement this recommendation, the ENEA Office developed a Knowledge Sharing Platform for Building Sustainable Ageing Societies launched in 2014.