There are 679 million children younger than five years of age in the world today-almost one in 10 of the world's population. Who looks after these children when parents go out to work, and what are we missing when we do not consider this point?
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Keynote speech by United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at 2017 APEC Public - Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy, Women Entrepreneurs Forum: She Means Business
One of the most persistent barriers to women's success at work and to economic growth, unequal pay, will be actively challenged by a new global partnership, the Equal Pay International Coalition.
The theme for this year's Commission on the Status of Women is "Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development". In this context and to celebrate International Women's Day, the gender team at the OECD Development Centre is organising a high-level event on 9 March, 15:00–17:00 Paris time, on "Gender Equality, Social Norms and Inclusive Growth".
A recent study by the OECD Development Centre shows that gender-based discrimination in social institutions hampers economic growth.