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UN Women and the EU Delegation to Canada Consultation

On January 19, 2017, the Global Compact Network Canada hosted an in-person and by invitation-only consultation in Toronto with UN Women and the EU Delegation to Canada.

The European Union (EU) is considering a possible future EU action on Women’s Economic Empowerment with three strategic partners (Canada, USA and Japan) in the context of G7 commitments to women’s empowerment. The project is currently being conceptualized in cooperation with UN Women and ILO. In this framework, the EU and UN Women consulted on this concept in Toronto with invited companies who have signed or are interested in learning more about the Women’s Empowerment Principles.