Argentine General Consul closing remarks at the Webinar on Financial Servce to the German Market
To close this seminar, on the Commemoration of the International Women's Day, March 8th, I would like to refer to the importance of the role of women in technological innovation.
In this sense, and following the theme of our meeting today. I would like to recall that “Technological change and gender equality” is this year´s UN core priority.
The theme of the 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women of the United Nations is “DigitALL: Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”. This session is taking place until 17 March. According to the UN Women´s Gender Snapshot 2022 report, women´s exclusion from the digital world has cut off 1 trillion USD from the gross domestic product of low-and middle-income countries in the last decade- a loss that will grow to 1.5 trillion USD by 2025 without action.
This 8 March, the UN is calling on governments, activists and the private sector alike to power on in their efforts to make the digital world, more inclusive and equitable.
The outcome of the Commission’s consideration of the priority theme during its 67th session will take the form of agreed conclusions, to be negotiated by all Member States. The conclusions and recommendations of this important meeting will shed light on the most effective policies and actions of fostering inclusive technological innovation and promoting the participation, employment and leadership of women in technology and innovation to advance gender equality in this field.
The International Women’s Day, is a celebration of women´s and girl´s achievements and also a call for action: for working together – across governments, the private sector and civil society –to build a more inclusive, just, and prosperous future for all women, girls, men, and boys everywhere.