APEC dialogue seeks to boost women’s economic empowerment

(VOVWORLD) -700 delegates will discuss women’s economic empowerment in a changing world at a high-level policy dialogue to be held in Hue city next Tuesday. 

The forum will include a meeting on women and economy-related policy partnership in APEC. At the upcoming dialogue, ministers will recommend incentives for women’s participation in the economy and submit them to the APEC summit in November. There will also be 7 sidelines events, including conferences, workshops, and cultural shows. Pham Ngoc Tien, Director of the Gender Equality Department of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs, said: “This year’s WEF topic will contribute to APEC’s joint efforts and realize the recommendations made last year. We hope that a ministerial statement on women and the economy the will be approved, focusing on gender equality for sustainable, creative, and inclusive growth, competitiveness and innovation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises owned by women, and narrowing the gender gap in human resource development.”