#CSW61 focuses on women in the changing world of work

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), addresses the opening meeting of the sixty-first session of the Commission on Stats of Women (CSW).
UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Gender inequality in the workplace could cost the world an estimated US$12 trillion in global growth over the next decade, according to a 2015 study.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres quoted the staggering figure in his first address to the Commission on the Status of Women which opened in the UN General Assembly Hall on Monday.

CSW, now in its 61st year, helps to shape global standards on gender equality and women's empowerment.

Dianne Penn reports.

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