WeEmpowerAsia Thailand WEPs Signing Ceremony ‘Principles into Practice’

Date: Friday, September 11, 2020


WHAT: The ‘Principles into Practice’ event brings together representatives of Thailand’s private sector companies for a signing ceremony of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

Up to 100 chief executives are expected to sign the CEO Statement of Support as they commit to the seven WEPs Principles and intensify their efforts to bring more women in at all levels, including giving women senior corporate posts and treating all workers fairly. The objective is to deepen, broaden and strengthen our private sector engagement to help shift behaviours for gender-responsive business conduct – and businesses play a vital role towards achieving this.

Timed with the 10th anniversary of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) celebrated this year, the occasion will also see businesses share real-life practices on how companies can tailor existing policies to realize women’s economic empowerment at a panel discussion. To date, more than 3,300 businesses worldwide are signatories to the WEPs, of which 11 are from Thailand (see full list here).

This event is hosted by WeEmpowerAsia, a UN Women programme funded by and in partnership with the European Union that seeks to increase the number of women who lead and participate in business in seven countries of Asia, including Thailand. For more information, visit http://weempowerasia.org.  

WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 (see full agenda)

WHERE: The Athenee Hotel, Grand Hall (2nd Floor, Hotel Building), Bangkok, Thailand

SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow the hashtags #WeEmpowerAsia for live updates on our Facebook and Twitter channels @unwomenasia


Media Contacts:

  • Sawai Seesai
    Country Programme Manager, WeEmpowerAsia Thailand
    UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
    Email: sawai.seesai@unwomen.org 
  • Bovornpong Vathanathanakul
    Communications Analyst, WeEmpowerAsia
    UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
    Email: b.vathanathanakul@unwomen.org 

About WeEmpowerAsia 

WeEmpowerAsia, a programme funded by and in partnership with the European Union, seeks to increase the number of women who lead and participate in business in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. A key component of the programme is to mobilize private sector companies to become gender-responsive by committing to and implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). For more, visit www.weempowerasia.org

About UN Women
UN Women is the United Nations entity 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.

About the European Union
The European Union is made up of 27 member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development while maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms.

About the Women’s Empowerment Principles
The Women’s Empowerment Principles is a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact. The Principles outline seven steps for business on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The Principles highlight that empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors and throughout all levels of economic activity is essential to build strong economies; establish more stable and just societies; achieve internationally agreed goals for development, sustainability, and human rights; improve quality of life for women, men, families and communities; and propel business’ operations and goals. For more: https://www.weps.org/about