LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A senior executive in Citi’s EMEA research division has been named a member of the newly announced UN High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.
Tina Fordham, who joined Citi in 2003 is the bank's first chief global political analyst, and is responsible for the coverage of macro global political and socio-economic trends. Fordham was asked by the UN Secretary-General, Ban-Ki Moon, to join the panel following her presentation on ‘Women and the Economy’ for UN Women at the 70th UN General Assembly. The inaugural meeting of the high-level panel was held on Tuesday during the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Operating under the aegis of the UN Secretary-General, it intends to put women’s economic empowerment at the top of the international agenda, including by defining actions to speed up progress under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A global consultation took place during the continuation of the meeting yesterday.
Fordham said; “I am thrilled to be part of this UN initiative to promote Women's Economic Empowerment. In my capacity as Citi's Chief Global Political Analyst and co-author of our GPS report "Women in the Economy", I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with my fellow panellists on how to move this agenda forward. As the global economy is in search of growth and countries must find ways to galvanise the talents of all their citizens, the time for action is now. Women are the ultimate Global Growth Generators."
Tina will be involved in producing two reports for the UN Secretary-General. Lead author Professor Laura Tyson will draw on rigorous evidence and broad-based consultations to highlight good practices and provide action-oriented recommendations. The process aims to promote women’s leadership in driving economic growth, and galvanizing commitment by governments, the private sector, the United Nations system and other stakeholders.
The panel is co-chaired by Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO of IKEA Switzerland and President Luis Solís of Costa Rica. Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde and The Secretary of State of the United Kingdom, Justine Greening, are also panel members.
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