Friday, March 24, 2017

Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. Draft agreed conclusions 8/8

Strengthening private sector role in women’s economic empowerment

 (cc) Establish and strengthen compliance mechanisms that hold the private sector accountable for advancing gender equality and women’s economic empowerment as articulated in the Women’s Empowerment Principles established by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) and the Global Compact; (Based on E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (dd), CSW60 AC, para (h))
(dd) Increase the share of trade and procurement from women’s enterprises,
cooperatives and self-help groups in both the public and private sectors; (Based on
E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (ee))
(ee) Systematically undertake gender-sensitive value chain analyses to inform the
design and implementation of policies that promote and protect women’s rights and decent
work in global value chains. (E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (ff))

14. The Commission calls upon Governments to integrate these actions for women’s economic
empowerment in the changing world of work into national sustainable development, poverty
eradication and sectoral strategies, policies and action plans at all levels. (Based on
E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (b), CSW 60 AC, para 25)

15. The Commission calls upon Governments to strengthen the capacity, resources and the
authority of national gender equality mechanisms so that they can support and monitor the
implementation of these actions and work effectively with all relevant national and local
institutions including labour related institutions in their implementation. (Based on
E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (b), CSW 60 AC, para 24 and 25)

16. The Commission calls upon Governments and all other stakeholders to significantly increase
and maximize targeted financing to accelerate the achievement of women’s economic
empowerment in the changing world of work at all levels through all sources of funding, public
and private, domestic resources and official development assistance. (Based on
E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (j))

17. The Commission encourages men and boys to take an active part in, and to engage fully as
agents and beneficiaries of change in the realization of women’s economic empowerment in
the changing world of work. (Based on CSW(AC) para 22)

18. The Commission calls upon the United Nations system, and especially UN-Women and the
International Labour Organization within their respective mandates, to support the
implementation of the present Agreed Conclusions and of the gender-responsive
implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It calls upon UN-Women to continue to play a central
role in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and in supporting
Member States, upon their request, in coordinating the United Nations system and in
mobilizing civil society, the private sector and other relevant stakeholders, at all levels, in
support of the full, effective and accelerated implementation of the Beijing Declaration and
Platform for Action and the 2030 Agenda. (Based on E/CN.6/2017/3, para 48, and CSW60
AC, para 28)

19. The Commission calls on all stakeholders to make extraordinary, strong and unrelenting efforts
and investments and take special measures to accelerate the realization of, and make
measurable progress on women’s economic empowerment, their right to work and their rights
at work and to full and productive employment by 2020 as a milestone on the way to the
gender-responsive realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to
mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women.

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