Press Release

UN Albania holds the “Women Empowerment and Sustainable Business” forum

06 October 2021

#SDGWeek2021Albania

The United Nations in Albania in partnership with the Albanian Women’s Economic Chamber and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) organized “Women Empowerment and Sustainable Business”, an information session on September 23rd.

This informative session highlighted how Albanian businesses can engage with the pressing issue of gender equality and women empowerment by looking past the existing platforms, the available tools and instruments offered by the UN Global Compact. “It is time to accelerate action to support the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals and meet the target of Gender Equality by 2030,” said Ms. Fiona McCluney, UN Resident Coordinator in Albania in her opening remarks. Gender equality and social sustainability experts presented UN Global Compact and Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) to convey a practical message to the audience present.

The session featured inspiring examples to drive change in the Albanian private sector – with BALFIN Group, Credins Bank, Albtelecom presenting. The businesses made clear references of their contributions towards a cultural shift that supports an inclusive, sustainable, and thriving environment for employees, customers, and the society, through transparent anti-discriminatory policies in ethical code of conduct, recruitment, career development, promotion and leadership.

UN Albania holds the “Women Empowerment and Sustainable Business” forum

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Guri Daco

RCO
Communications and Advocacy Officer

UN entities involved in this initiative

RCO
United Nations Resident Coordinator Office
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund

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