2019 Conference on Gender Equality and Corporate Social Responsibility

Private sector leaders, social entrepreneurs, civil society along with European Union and UN officials will meet in Beijing to discuss the linkages between gender equality and corporate social responsibility, along with the business case for women’s economic empowerment.


CSR 2019 Partners

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WHAT: UN Women China, in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to China and the Embassy of Sweden in China, will host the 2019 International Conference on Gender Equality and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to discuss how to integrate gender equality into company policies and CSR programmes.

At the conference, the EU and UN Women will kick-off the WeEmpowerAsia programme to identify and validate priorities for the country and catalyze commitments to invest in gender-inclusive business environments. The session is expected to raise awareness of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

WHEN: Tuesday, 26 November 2019 / 09:00 A.M. – 16.30 P.M. GMT+08:00

WHERE: Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast (26A Xiao Yun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China)


  • Ms. Smriti Aryal, Head of Office, UN Women China
  • Ms. Mu Hong, Director-General, Liaison Department, All China Women’s Federation
  • Ms. H.E Helena Sångeland, Ambassador of Sweden to China
  • Mr. Tim Harrington, Deputy Head of Delegation, European Union Delegation to China
  • Ms. Nona Deprez, Head of Unit, Foreign Policy Instrument, EU Commission
  • Ms. Katja Freiwald, Regional Programme Lead ‘WeEmpowerAsia’, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

About UN Women

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. Working in China since 1998, UN Women provides technical and financial assistance to innovative programmes and strategies for gender equality and women's empowerment.

About the Delegation of the European Union to China

The European Union is represented in China by the Delegation in Beijing. The Delegation was established in Beijing in October 1988.

The Delegation has full diplomatic privileges and immunities with the Head of Delegation accorded full ambassadorial status. The Delegation is responsible for the conduct of official relations between China and the European Union. In all matters pertaining to the European Union, the Delegation works closely with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States, particularly the one representing the EU Presidency, which changes every six months.

The Embassy of Sweden in China

Sweden and China share a long history of cooperation. Sino-Swedish exchange is growing and incorporates a broad range of issues such as an open and constructive political dialogue on international issues and human rights.

Trade promotion and development cooperation are important tasks for the Embassy, as well as press and culture issues and migration and consular services.

The Embassy's sphere of responsibility includes Mongolia. The Ambassador is also accredited to Ulaanbaatar.

About WeEmpowerAsia

"WeEmpowerAsia" is a regional programme by the European Union and UN Women, aimed to increase the number of women who lead, participate and access to business opportunities and leadership within the private sector to advance sustainable and inclusive growth in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, whilst fostering more gender-equal trade opportunities with Europe.

Follow the hashtags #WeEmpowerAsia for live updates on our social media channels.

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