We need to talk seriously about gender equality. We need to talk about it every day. And talk about the $28 trillion we could add yearly to global GDP if we actually achieve gender equality.
We will develop in 2018 a gender compact for the Canadian Mission, mainstreaming gender considerations in issues such as staffing and representation, management, policy, communications, and accountability. Additionally, I will personally ensure more leadership opportunities are offered to women in the mission.
Canada will systematically advocate for strong language on gender equality and women’s empowerment in resolutions, statements, and side events throughout the year.