The Economic Growth through Women’s Empowerment hosted by the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite
On September 27, 2018 the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite held a high-level event on economic growth through women’s empowerment at the United Nations General Assembly.
The panel participants included the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Maltese President Marie-Louise Coleiro, Prime Ministers of Norway and Bangladesh, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.
Baltic American Chamber of Commerce representatives Inga Klimasauskiene, William Mortimer and Birute Luksenait, founder of the Baltic Canadian Chamber of Commerce also attended the event.
The discussion addressed sensitive topics such as, discrimination against women and girls, how to repeal discriminatory laws and how to advance women empowerment as a tool for faster global economic growth and development.