Pakistan’s Fiza Farhan joins UN High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment


We're always excited to see women bringing their specialized skills and knowledge to bear in the fight for women's rights, so we were thrilled to learn of the appointment of Fiza Farhan, co-founder and CEO of the Buksh Foundation, to the new United Nations High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Experts on the panel focus on the intersection between economic growth and gender, and use their unique expertise and power to motivate work toward the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, a primary one of which is gender equality. Read below and click through for the full article to learn more about how Farhan and others are on the vanguard of fighting for gender equality, economic empowerment and a more sustainable future. - In an announcement today Ms. Fiza Farhan from Pakistan has been named as Member of the first ever High-Level Panel of the UN Secretary-General on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The establishment of this distinguished panel was announced in January at the World Economic Forum in Davos with UN Women - the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women - serving as its secretariat.

The panel will provide recommendations for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to improve economic outcomes for women and promote women’s leadership in driving sustainable and inclusive, environmentally sensitive economic growth. It will provide recommendations for key actions that can be taken by governments, the private sector, the UN system and other stakeholders, as well as policy directives needed to achieve the new targets and indicators in the Sustainable Development Goals which call for the economic empowerment of women, and benefits all. The panel is backed by the United Kingdom, the World Bank Group and UN Women.

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