OECD to mark International Women’s Day 

OECD to present new reports, data on gender equality for 8 March 2019.

Gender equality is vital for both well-being and in order for economies to prosper and provide sustainable, inclusive growth. The OECD will launch two new reports tracking progress on women’s rights, opportunities and participation in public life during its March on Gender events at the OECD Conference Centre to mark International Women’s Day on March 8.

At 10:00, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will launch the OECD Development Centre’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Report 2019, examining women’s rights and empowerment opportunities in 180 countries, in the presence of H.R.H Princess Beatrice of York, who will deliver a keynote address.

At 14:00, OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa Gabriela Ramos, who leads the Organisation’s work on gender equality, will launch Fast Forward to Gender Equality: Mainstreaming, Implementation and Leadership, with new data on the role and participation of women in public life.

The OECD’s Gender Portal will also be updated for Monday 4 March with new data and analysis on gender inequality in the Organisation’s 37 member countries and others, including around 75 indicators on gender gaps in education, employment, entrepreneurship, public governance, health and development.

To register attendance at March on Gender events, or to request the reports under embargo, journalists are invited to email Louise Fietz in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).

Download the March on Gender agenda

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Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.


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