On December 12, in the framework of the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Buenos Aires Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Trade Representative of Ukraine Natalia Mykolska took part in the signing ceremony of the Joint Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment.
Inclusive trade policies can contribute to advancing gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, which has a positive impact on economic growth and helps to reduce poverty. Support for this initiative was also emphasized in the Ukrainian address at the opening ceremony of WTO.
More than 100 participating countries, including Ukraine, have agreed to work together to make the country's trade policy more responsive to gender issues.
The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine promotes the development of women's entrepreneurship in Ukraine, to this end the #SheExports Platform has been created at the Export Promotion Office. An ambitious goal of the platform is to advance the economic empowerment of women in Ukraine and to promote Ukrainian women in business, women entrepreneurs and women exporters.
The full text of the Declaration can be found here.