A closer look into this year’s WPL Summit programme
Participants will discuss what actions can be taken to advance society through the SDGs; what is the role of women as political leaders in this advancement, in Asia and around the world. The SDGs will also be used as lenses through which to consider climate change and how public health is a foundation of thriving economies. What can be done to address climate change and establish a recycling society? How to ensure women’s health is safeguarded to build healthier and more prosperous economies? And is “Womenomics” -- the term Japan adopted for policies striving towards higher participation of women in the labour market -- the smart choice? Throughout these discussions, participants will also address the question of who are the leaders of tomorrow that will find responses to future needs?
WPL Summit 2019: Taking actions to advance society through SDGs
From peace and justice, to quality education, health and clean energy, these are only some of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) all United Nations Member States unanimously adopted in 2015. The Goals provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future, and have been selected by WPL and the House of Representatives of Japan to prompt discussions at the WPL Summit 2019.
Japan to host the WPL Summit 2019: Women political leaders gather on the eve of the G20 Summit
January 14, 2019 - The House of Representatives of Japan will co-host the WPL Summit 2019 in Tokyo from the 25th to 27th of June. This immediately precedes the G20 Summit, which Japan will host on June 28-29. It will be the first WPL Summit ever held in East Asia.