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The Republic of Moldova ranks 11th out of 144 countries regarding economic participation and opportunities for women

 The Republic of Moldova ranks 11th out of 144 countries regarding economic participation and opportunities for women
17 April, Geneva - “The Republic of Moldova ranks 11th out of 144 countries for the economic participation and opportunity subindex in the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report” pointed out Minister Ulianovschi when presenting the experience of the Republic of Moldova in promoting gender equality and the development of the ICT sector during the ministerial meeting on Advancing Women’s Digital Opportunities, that took place in Geneva, within the e-Commerce Week organised by UNCTAD and WTO.

In this context, Minister Ulianovschi, who is also a member of the International Gender Champions Initiative, outlined the priorities of the Republic of Moldova in promoting gender equality and empowering women, including in the ICT sector.

The Head of Moldovan diplomacy reiterated the necessity to increase the participation of women in all sectors, especially in politics and economy, highlighting the importance of gender mainstreaming in ICT policies. Moreover, Minister Ulianovschi encouraged UN Member States to give particular attention to educational policies that promote the active participation of women and girls in ICT and presented the projects implemented in the Republic of Moldova in this sense, such as: the platform “GirlsGoIt”, the “Girls in ICT Day”, “Women in TECH” and others.

The meeting, chaired by Minister Tudor Ulianovschi in his capacity as President of the Trade and Development Board of UNCTAD,   was attended by ministers and governmental experts in the field of economic cooperation and development from Sweden, United States, Germany, Pakistan, Myanmar and Zimbabwe as well representatives of international organisations and civil society. The panellists were invited to present their vision on the ways the development of the ICT sector could contribute to the empowerment of women.
 
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