A KEY RESOURCE FOR THE G20 LEADERS TO MAKE GOOD ON THEIR 2014 COMMITMENT TO CREATE MILLIONS OF JOBS FOR WOMEN
March 7, 2017 – Global Release — Since 2010, G(irls)20 has been working to ensure that gender equality in the context of growth targets is on the G20 Leaders’ agenda. In 2014, G20 Leaders made a significant commitment to strengthen the economic participation of women by reducing the remaining gap between men and women by 25% in the labor force participation rate by 2025. Despite the commitment, there is very little evidence that G20 Member states are on track to realize the commitment.
In the spirit of co-operation and inclusion, and, as the first, independent, social profit enterprise to challenge G20 Leaders to integrate female labor force participation in their G20 plans, G(irls)20 is encouraged that Chancellor Merkel has chosen to elevate the economic participation of women as a key issue of her Presidency of the G20 2017.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, G(irls)20 begins a 122-day countdown to the G20 Leader’s Summit set to take place in Hamburg on July 8th by announcing the 2017 G(irls)20 Summit Delegation. The delegation mirrors that of the G20 Leaders with one exception, each delegate is between the age of 18-23 and is female.
After the Summit, the delegate representing Germany will present the G(irls)20 Official Communique to a member of the Bundestag and G20 leaders will have for their consideration, a list of concrete, practical, affordable and scalable recommendations to increase and address female labor force participation in energy & climate change, the digitalization of the economy and in matters related to migration. We are pleased to announce the 2017 G(irls)20 Summit Delegation:
|Country||Name of Delegate|
|African Union||Buhlebakhe Ncube|
|MENA (Lebanon)||Ramona Abdallah|
|Mexico||Mariana del Carmen Vieyra Caballero|
|Saudi Arabia||Sara Al-Humaidan|
|South Africa||Lungelwa Goje|
|South Korea||Eunkyung Son|
The 8th Annual G(irls)20 Workshops and Summit will take place in Munich, Germany from June 16 – 23rd 2017. Previous Summits include: Canada, 2010; France, 2011; Mexico, 2012; Russia, 2013; Australia, 2014; Turkey, 2015 and China, 2016. Details about the 2017 G(irls)20 Summit can be viewed by clicking here
The G(irls)20 Summit is made possible with the support of the following partners:
Bain & Company
Norton Rose Fulbright
Le Meriden Munich
Designed per G20 architecture, G(irls)20 brings together one female delegate from each G20 country, plus a representative from the European and African Unions, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the MENA region. The young women design solutions that will economically advance girls and women around the world. These solutions will be prepared in the form of a communiqué and presented to G20 Leaders for their consideration. After the Summit, delegates return to their home country and put their ideas into action by designing and executing their own initiative or partnering with another enterprise in the social profit sector, academic or private sector. Examples of delegate activity can be found by clicking here to view the delegate map.
Through an open global application process, any girl between the ages of 18-20, from a G20 member country, European and African Union was encouraged to apply. The delegation also includes a representative from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the MENA region. Selection is based on the applicant’s responses to questions that focus on leadership, personal triumph and analytical skills and their ability to find innovative solutions to economic challenges both in their communities and globally.
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