ESCAP shared its experiences in supporting efforts to enhance social protection in Asia and the Pacific during a panel discussion at the International Conference on “The role of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Social Dialogue Institutions in promoting Social Protection Floors for All,” jointly organized by ILO, the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS) and the Economic and Social Development Commission of the Republic of Korea, in Seoul, 20-21 November 2014.
To better mainstream women with disabilities in development policies and programmes, a luncheon side event was held on 17 November 2014, on the first day of the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: Beijing+20 Review. The event featured a moderated panel discussion with disability and gender experts.
Asia-Pacific countries today adopted a ministerial declaration committing to accelerate action on achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment across the region. Representing a strong and united regional voice, leaders from more than 40 countries committed to reinforcing their efforts to eliminate gender discrimination and inequality, as a matter of human rights and for the development and prosperity of the region.