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Supporting Working Parents: Tackling Childcare, a big step forward

World Bank and IMF every year hold joint meetings to bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives as well as civil society and academicians to discuss global issues of concern in order to increase global awareness and attention about them and eventually to solve them. This year World Bank President Jim Kim said in his plenary speech that the meetings have the objective of discussing critical challenges that affect the lives of billions around the world. He said that we need to accelerate inclusive and sustainable growth by building resilience to the shocks and threats and by investing more in people. This issue of investing more in people, I hope, will involve more women and in overall it will make us all gender balanced. Executive Director of IMF, Christine Lagarde, said in her plenary speech “Let’s empower women by providing support for greater participation in the…

APEC Leaders’ Summit

APEC APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) is a regional economic business association organization that aims to increase the trade and investments of the countries, coastal to the Pacific Ocean from Asia and America. Established in 1989 by 12 founding countries, APEC now consists of 21 member economies that produce about 60% of the world economy. This year the Annual APEC Leaders’ Summit was held in Vietnam. VIETNAM The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is located further east of China’s Indochina Peninsulastretching, and stretches from Southeast Asia to the South China Sea along the coast. In the west, land neighbours are Cambodia and Laos. The country is managed by one party administration – the Communist Party of Vietnam. Vietnam, along with Laos and Cambodia which is referred as Indochina, was ruled by France in the 19th century. After Japan’s occupation of Vietnam in 1945, the Communist leaderHo Chi Minh declared the Republic of Vietnam. In 1954, France…

Lifting the Clouds Above the Economy

TÜSİAD ve Dünya Bankası’nın 12 Haziran 2017 de Istanbul’da düzenlediği toplantıda Dünya Bankası’nın “Haziran 2017 Küresel Ekonomik Beklentiler” raporu tanıtıldı. TUSIAD in cooperation with the World Bank Group has presented the report of the World Bank called “Global Economic Prospects: a Fragile Recovery” on June 12, 2017 in Istanbul. In his opening speech of the meeting the World Bank’s Country Director for Turkey, Mr. Johanness Zutt, mentioned that financial market disruption risk still exists. Therefore, the solution is to rebuilt the country’s financial buffers. Increasing the country’s trade and productivity will enable access to sustainable growth. Turkey had a series of difficult years recently. Following the two elections, an attempted coup and the referendum weren’t the best help to the economic progress. It is observed that an excellent opportunity for sustainable growth exists in Turkey. The plausible cures are the tourism to recover and somewhat higher level of investments. The…

W20 Summit Berlin – BBC World News

W20 Chair of Turkey 2015 was live on the BBC World News regarding W20 Berlin Summit W20 Berlin Zirvesi – BBC World News W20 Türkiye başkanı Gülden Türktan, Berlin’de gerçekleşen W20 zirvesi ile ilgili BBC World News kanalında canlı yayında.

Women20 Germany 2017 Communiqué

26th April 2017, Berlin, Germany Putting Gender Equality at the Core of the G20 We, the representatives of the 2017 Women20 (W20) network, are convinced that the G20’s goal of inclusive and sustainable economic growth in an interconnected world will not be achieved without the G20’s commitment to women’s economic empowerment by means of the following targets: (a) full property rights, legal capacity, right to self-determination for women and girls and their effective protection from violence; (b) full access to quality education for girls and women, with special attention on technical and vocational education, e-skills and lifelong learning opportunities; (c) full access on equal terms to productive and financial resources for women; (d) full access to labour markets and decent working conditions for men and women, implementing the G20 Job Quality Framework; (e) equal pay and pension rights for equal and equivalent work; (f) GDP measurement and fair redistribution of…

Women 20 Meeting Communiqué Xi’an, China 26 May 2016

We, representatives of the 2016 Women 20 (W20) Meeting, met in Xi’an, China, from 24 to 26 May 2016 to discuss gender equality perspectives in global economic governance; women’s employment, entrepreneurship and social protection; women’s role in the digital economy; and interconnected and innovative women’s network. We reaffirm that gender inclusiveness, gender equality, and women’s rights are essential for strong, sustainable and balanced growth. We are pleased that the G20 Leaders acknowledged the crucial role of women in achieving economic prosperity and reaffirmed their commitment to taking concrete actions for ensuring gender equality and women’s full participation in economic and social affairs and for their economic empowerment. We welcome the establishment of Women 20 as an outreach group of the G20, and appreciate Turkey’s hosting of the first W20 Meeting in October 2015. A Gender Equality Perspective in Global Economic Governance Since the global financial crisis in 2008, the world…

Women 20 Meeting Communiqué 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

We, the delegates of the first ever W20 Summit, gathered together in Istanbul on 16-17 October 2015, after having thoroughly discussed different aspects of the women related issues of global economy  indicated in the W20’s “Priority Policy Paper”, agreed to put forward the following set of policy recommendations to support the G20 leaders in their ongoing work to achieve gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. In order to achieve the gender equality and women’s economic empowerment as well as to reach the target of reducing the gap in participation rates between men and women set by G20 Leaders in Brisbane, Australia in 2014, we call on the G20 Leaders to: 1-Address women’s economic empowerment through strengthening linkages between education, employment and entrepreneurship  Strengthening the linkages between education, employment and entrepreneurship is fundamental for economic growth and women’s social rights. There will always be a gap when these are not systematically…

G20 Leaders’ Communique 2016, Hangzhou Summit, China

http://www.g20.org/English/Dynamic/201609/t20160906_3396.html G20 Leaders’ Communique Hangzhou Summit, China, 4-5 September 2016 1. We, the Leaders of the G20, met in Hangzhou, China on 4-5 September 2016. 2. We met at a time when the global economic recovery is progressing, resilience is improved in some economies and new sources for growth are emerging. But growth is still weaker than desirable. Downside risks remain due to potential volatility in the financial markets, fluctuations of commodity prices, sluggish trade and investment, and slow productivity and employment growth in some countries. Challenges originating from geopolitical developments, increased refugee flows as well as terrorism and conflicts also complicate the global economic outlook. 3. We also met at a time of continued shifts and profound transformations in the configuration of the global economic landscape and dynamics for growth. With these transformations come challenges and uncertainties as well as opportunities. The choices we make together will determine the…

Women 20 Meeting Communiqué 2016, Xi’an, China

http://www.g20.org/English/Documents/Current/201606/t20160628_2346.html Women 20 Meeting Communiqué Xi’an, China 26 May 2016 1. We, representatives of the 2016 Women 20 (W20) Meeting, met in Xi’an, China, from 24 to 26 May 2016 to discuss gender equality perspectives in global economic governance; women’s employment, entrepreneurship and social protection; women’s role in the digital economy; and interconnected and innovative women’s network. 2. We reaffirm that gender inclusiveness, gender equality, and women’s rights are essential for strong, sustainable and balanced growth. 3. We are pleased that the G20 Leaders acknowledged the crucial role of women in achieving economic prosperity and reaffirmed their commitment to taking concrete actions for ensuring gender equality and women’s full participation in economic and social affairs and for their economic empowerment. 4. We welcome the establishment of Women 20 as an outreach group of the G20, and appreciate Turkey’s hosting of the first W20 Meeting in October 2015. A Gender Equality…

G20 Leaders’ Communique 2015, Antalya Summit, Turkey

G20 Leaders’ Communiqué Antalya Summit, 15-16 November 2015 Introduction 1. We, the Leaders of the G20, met in Antalya on 15-16 November 2015 to determine further collective actions towards achieving strong, sustainable and balanced growth to raise the prosperity of our people. We are firm in our resolve to ensure growth is robust and inclusive, and delivers more and better quality jobs. We recognize that advancing inclusive growth and entrenching confidence require the use of all policy tools and strong engagement with all stakeholders. 2. In pursuing our objectives, we have adopted a comprehensive agenda this year around the three pillars of decisive implementation of our past commitments to deliver on our promises, boosting investments as a powerful driver of growth and promoting inclusiveness in our actions so that the benefits of growth are shared by all. We have also enhanced our dialogue with low income developing countries as part…

G20 launches W20 to empower women

W20’s new president Gulden Turktan said it would work as an outreach group and seek to promote gender inclusiveness in economic growth. The world’s 20 leading economies have launched a new grouping aimed at boosting the role of women in global economic growth. The W20, a grouping of female leaders was launched on Sunday in the Turkish capital Ankara, where Finance Ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20 were meeting for talks on the global economy. The group aims to work toward empowering women and ensuring their participation in economic growth. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said women’s participation was paramount to economic growth and said one of the best indicators for the prosperity of a country was the smile on the face of its women. Mr. Davutoglu said: “If the women are smiling… you can be sure that their country is happy.” The Turkish Prime Minister…