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India Launches Global Good-Gender Equity and Equality Alliance at WEF

Utkarsh Classes 20-01-2024
India Launches Global Good-Gender Equity and Equality Alliance at WEF Summit and Conference 4 min read

India launched Global Good Alliance for Gender Equity and Equality, at the World Economic Forum Summit at Davos, Switzerland, held from 15-19 January 2024.

  • Klaus Schwab, the WEF's founder and chairman, has offered his full support for this initiative.
  • At the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, India participated in the spirit of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam", ready to shape a common future marked by global cooperation,
  • The theme of the WEF summit is 'Rebuilding Trust'.

About Global Good-Gender Equity and Equality Alliance

The idea of this new alliance emerged from the presidency of G20 India and its abiding commitment to the cause of women-led development as propounded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • This new Alliance aims to bring together knowledge sharing, global best practices and investments in the identified areas of women's education, health, and enterprise.
  • The Alliance will be taking forward the commitments of the G20 leaders and activities of the Engagement Group and initiatives under the G20 framework: the Business 20, Women 20 and G20 EMPOWER.
  • The Alliance has garnered support from industry leaders, including Mastercard, Godrej, Serum Institute of India, IMD Lausanne, Uber, Tata, TVS, Bayer and over 10,000 partners from the industry.
  • The alliance is Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and will be housed and anchored by the CII Centre for Women Leadership. 
  • The World Economic Forum came on board as a 'Network Partner' and Invest India as an 'Institutional Partner'.
  • This 'Alliance for Global Good- Gender Equity and Equality' is poised to be a force to reckon with on all gender-related issues given India's abiding commitment to Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – 'One Earth, One Family, One Future' along with its continued efforts towards "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Prayas".
  • This year at WEF, from the Indian side led by the Union Minister of Women & Child Development, a first-ever women leadership lounge (We Lead lounge) by CII and BMGF participated.

About WEF

The World Economic Forum was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • The Forum engages the foremost political, cultural, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Some Major Reports Published by WEF:

  • Energy Transition Index
  • Global Competitiveness Report
  • Global IT Report (joint report with INSEAD, and Cornell University)
  • Global Gender Gap Report
  • Global Travel and Tourism Report

Read more- 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum

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