Women’s Empowerment = a central issue of Germany’s upcoming G7 Presidency

In a press release regarding the upcoming German G7 Presidency the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel jointly with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo underlined that “The G7 as a community of shared values and as key actors in the world economy has a special responsibility. Germany is committed to use its G7 presidency in 2015 to discuss key issues regarding foreign, security, climate, trade and development policy and to bring forward new initiatives in the fields of environmental, energy and health policy as well as women’s empowerment.”

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Posted in Gender Week Blog, Year 2015