Remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Launch of the Knowledge Gateway for women’s economic empowerment, New York, 23 September 2013.
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I’m delighted to welcome you, just as I’m delighted to be with you. Thank you so much for coming out for the launch of the Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment.
The Knowledge Gateway has been made possible through a generous contribution by the Government of Canada, represented here today by Minister Lynne Yelich. Let us give a round of applause to Canada!
You can find the Gateway at empowerwomen.org, and we are very proud of that name. Empower women!
The idea of the Knowledge Gateway was born at the 2011 Global Conference on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ottawa. There, UN Women and the Government of Canada agreed to create a dynamic online platform to advance women’s economic empowerment.
Expanding economic opportunities for women is one of my top priorities at UN Women.