2020 extraordinary G20 summit on COVID-19

Time to Act: Promoting Women and Youth Leadership for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00am

It is a reminder for gender equality, to amplify girls' voices meaningfully, and to support their presence and leadership.

Key Points: 
  • It is a reminder for gender equality, to amplify girls' voices meaningfully, and to support their presence and leadership.
  • Women's effective participation and leadership have been recognized by UN Women reports to improve productivity, enhance ecosystem conservation, and create more sustainable systems.
  • We believe that promoting women and youth leadership can significantly contribute to the development of a country.
  • Next year, Indonesia will be trusted to host the G20 Summit, which will focus on three pillars: promoting productivity, increasing resilience and stability, and ensuring sustainable and inclusive growth.

Ford Foundation Makes Widespread Commitments to Further Global Vaccine Access

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 4:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Ford Foundation announced a special initiative to further global vaccine access and tackle the structural inequities that continue to hinder equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in the Global South.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Ford Foundation announced a special initiative to further global vaccine access and tackle the structural inequities that continue to hinder equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in the Global South.
  • Ford's wide range of commitments include signing onto a global effort to distribute vaccines through the People's Vaccine Alliance , a coordinated advocacy campaign to combat vaccine hesitancy and support vaccine access with the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project and the Entertainment Industry Foundation , and $16 million in rapid response grants to be deployed across the Global South to strengthen vaccine equity.
  • Multilateral solutions are a vital part of solving global challenges like vaccine access," said Chris Silbermann, chair of the Entertainment Industry Foundation Board.
  • "We commend the Ford Foundation for funding advocacy efforts to increase access to vaccines in the global South so that we can achieve our common goal of vaccine equity.

G20 EMPOWER Presents Best Practices Playbook 2021: Empowering Women to Lead the "New Normal" World

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:00pm

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -On the heels of the G20 Ministerial Conference on Women's Empowerment that was held on August 26th, where the G20 EMPOWER Alliance delivered its Final Communiqu to G20 leaders, the alliance is pleased to announce the launch of its G20 EMPOWER Best Practices Playbook, available from the G20 website .

Key Points: 
  • VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -On the heels of the G20 Ministerial Conference on Women's Empowerment that was held on August 26th, where the G20 EMPOWER Alliance delivered its Final Communiqu to G20 leaders, the alliance is pleased to announce the launch of its G20 EMPOWER Best Practices Playbook, available from the G20 website .
  • The Playbook focuses on three pillars of the G20 EMPOWER Alliance under the 2021 Italian G20 EMPOWER Presidency: Measuring to improve, building and nourishing an efficient and sustainable women talent pipeline, and enabling women to lead the future.
  • The G20 Alliance for the Empowerment and Progression of Women's Economic Representation (G20 EMPOWER) was launched at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, following the suggestion of Canada.
  • The G20 EMPOWER Alliance is working to deliver its proposals at the G20 Leaders' Summit.