Transformative Financing for the Achievement of Gender Equality by 2030
Report on the Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar in Preparation for the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
The “Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar in preparation for the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women: Transformative financing for the achievement of gender equality by 2030” (forthwith “Regional Seminar”), was held on 18 and 19 February 2016 in Bangkok. It was jointly organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, in collaboration with members of the Asia-Pacific United Nations Regional Coordination Mechanism Thematic Working Group on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women.
The objectives of the Regional Seminar were to prepare government representatives for the 60th session of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), for which the priority theme would be Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development, by (a) reviewing research findings and sharing country experiences; (b) identifying good practices and lessons learned, and (c) articulating policy recommendations on financing and investment mechanisms for the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in support of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda).