Bridging the Digital Gender Divide
CSW62 SIDE EVENT
The Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Argentine G20 Presidency cordially invites you to:
BRIDGING THE DIGITAL GENDER DIVIDE
Wednesday 14th March 2018
6.30pm ‐ 8.00pm
Australian Consulate‐General New York
150 East 42nd Street, 34th floor
The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, Minister for Women, Australia
Ms María Inés Baqué, Secretary of Public Management and Innovation, Argentina
Mr Andy Wyckoff, Director for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD
This reception event will outline the preliminary results for the OECD’s G20 stocktake on bridging the digital gender divide, undertaken to inform the G20 Digital Economy Taskforce and address Argentina’s cross‐cutting gender priority as part of their G20 presidency.
G20 leaders agreed in Hamburg ‘to bridge digital divides along multiple dimensions, including income, age, geography and gender’, supporting the mandate given by G20 Digital Economy Ministers at their first ever meeting in April 2017. Australia subsequently commissioned the OECD to conduct a stock‐take of G20 members’ commitments and progress to bridge the digital gender divide.
The reception event will both outline the preliminary results of the OECD report, and allow participants to share experiences and promote awareness about the challenges of preventing old biases being entrenched in the new economy. The event is an opportunity for non‐G20 countries to gain an insight into this aspect of the G20 agenda.