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Take five: “Managing a company is about managing talents, there’s no place for discrimination”

Monday, February 27, 2017

Askar Baitassov, Chief Executive Officer of Kazakhstan’s AB Restaurants chain talks about why the company champions gender equality. AB Restaurants is the first company in Central Asia to sign on to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, which places gender equality at the heart of good business practices. Mr. Baitassov has also joined UN Women’s HeforShe campaign. More

Turkish business leaders say "Equality means business!"

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A UN Women-supported event launches the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Implementation Guide, which seeks a more prosperous future for Turkey by engaging companies to promote gender equality. More

"We must be diligent and vocal advocates" – Lakshmi Puri

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

UN Women salutes the Government of Turkey for its leadership in the establishment of the W20 as an official Engagement Group under the auspices of the G20 Leaders Summit. The timing of the launch is propitious, in the juxtaposition of firm commitments made to gender equality and women's empowerment at the Financing for Development conference, and those to be made this month, in the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More

Press release: UN Women announces bold commitments to gender equality from 10 partners across the world

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

UN Women’s HeForShe campaign today announced 10 bold commitments from its IMPACT Champions, demonstrating strong leadership to advance women’s rights and empowerment. More

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