Delegation of the European Union to Canada

Ambassador Mara Marinaki, EU's Principal Advisor on Gender, attends Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver

Ottawa , 04/06/2019 - 20:15, UNIQUE ID: 190604_10
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Ambassador Mara Marinaki, the European External Action Service's Principal Advisor on Gender and on the implementation of UN Security Council's first resolution on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325), travelled to Vancouver this week to attend the Women Deliver Conference - the world's leading conference on gender issues.

As one of the European Union's main voices on gender equality and women’s economic and political empowerment, this will be an occasion for Ambassador Marinaki to present the EU's challenges and successes and exchange good practices and lessons learned at global level.


"The empowerment of women is at the core of our foreign and domestic policies. Gender equality is key to building successful societies and we want to engage with partner countries worldwide to accelerate the efforts towards gender equality," said Ambassador Marinaki.

While in Vancouver, Ambassador Marinaki is also scheduled to speak at a special session on "The Future of Work: Women in the 21st Century Workplace," an event organized by UN Women in collaboration with Girls20, as part of WE EMPOWER - a joint initiative launched in 2018 to promote women’s economic empowerment at work through responsible business in G7 countries.

The EU places gender equality and the empowerment of women at the centre of its external action through multiple partnerships with multilateral and regional partners. In the G7 context, the EU and Canada co-hosted the first-ever meeting of Women Foreign Ministers in September 2018 when they pledged to build a network of governments and civil society organisations to advance gender equality and girls' and women's rights, and to work towards implementing existing commitments.


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Diodora Bucur
Press Officer, EU Delegation to Canada