Ministry of Social Development and Human Security Hosts APEC Women and the Economy Forum
He also clarified that the meeting was the first hybrid meeting after the resumption of Covid-19. The Thai government emphasizes the importance of empowering and advancing women and gender equality in the Asia-Pacific region, as part of the La Serena Roadmap for Women and Inclusive Growth ( 2019-2030), Putrajaya Vision 2040 and APEC Action Plan and other mechanisms.
HE Chuti also highlighted the key role of women in BCG economies. Therefore, supporting women’s opportunities would lead to a sustainable and prosperous economy and would be in line with the theme of the APEC 2022 meeting. “Open. Relate. Balance.” which focused on opening up access to various opportunities through APEC, connecting to all dimensions and balance in all aspects, in which Thailand believes the world could succeed the transition to a balanced and sustainable economy after the Covid-19 recovery.
HE Chuti concluded that challenges could be turned into opportunities and that gender perspectives must be integrated into policies, action plans and budgets, increasing opportunities for women to have equal access to capital and employment. market, leadership positions, education and the development of digital skills in a changing world. Collaborations and networks are essential to provide an enabling environment that could lead to the promotion of inclusive development and empowerment of all women in this region.