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‘Let us work towards universal gender equality’

There is a growing gender digital divide and women are under-represented in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and design.

We need women’s ideas, insights, and experiences to inform the design and implementation of these innovations so they meet women’s needs and truly leave no one behind.

The United Nations has a vital role to play, and at UNDP, we have multiple initiatives to aid in this work.

The UNDP Innovation Facility has invested in over 140 ground-breaking experiments across 87 countries and territories. We have recently launched a new network of Accelerator Labs in 60 countries, to explore new partnerships and unconventional ideas to inspire change and create new opportunities that will benefit both women and men.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, let us join forces in calling on industry leaders, game-changing start-ups, social entrepreneurs, and activists to help bridge the gender digital divide – to work together, to share their innovations and to remove barriers to women in order to accelerate progress towards true and universal gender equality.

Achim Steiner

UNDP Administrator


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