Asia-Pacific Commemoration of International Women’s Day 2017
In commemoration of International Women’s Day 2017, an "Interactive Dialogue on Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 and the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030" was held on 8 March 2017 in UNCC, Bangkok.
The commemoration was organized by the United Nations Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Mechanism Thematic Working Group on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (RCM TWG-GEEW), co-chaired by ESCAP and UN Women.
Corresponding to the priority theme of the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the event featured a panel discussion focused on considering key challenges, gaps and opportunities to promoting women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work in Asia and the Pacific. Panelists emphasized the need for urgent action on critical issues affecting women's economic empowerment, including those related to the gender pay gap, the growing informality of labour, unpaid care work, technological innovations and the role of the private sector. The commemoration was attended by representatives of Governments, UN agencies, international organisations, civil society and the private sector.