Report on the Asia-Pacific Policy Dialogue on “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”
The Policy Dialogue discussed the gender-differential impact of regional trends on women’s ability to participate and lead in the workplace on par with men. Action-oriented recommendations were developed during the Policy Dialogue to turn the tide on gender inequality and ensure equal access to decent work for all. The background paper for the event served as key input to the deliberations. The recommendations made by participants at the meeting were intended to inform the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York in March 2017, for which the priority theme was “women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”. The recommendations draw on the report of the Secretary-General: “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work” (E/CN.6/2017/3), recent research and data from United Nations entities and other sources, including the Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. This document presents a summary of these recommendations in Section III.