Economically empowered women essential for stronger economies: ITC

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Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC). UN File Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Increasing women's participation in global trade will lead to better development outcomes for families and communities.

That's the view of Arancha González, Executive Director at the International Trade Centre (ITC), which is working to get one million women-owned businesses to market by 2020.

In 2016, ITC launched the "SheTrades" initiative, an online platform and mobile application, or “app,” that connects buyers worldwide with women-owned enterprises.

Ms González is in New York for an event that seeks to advance women's role in the global economy.

She starts by explaining to Cristina Silveiro the importance of holding this event on the margins of the General Assembly debate.

Duration: 5'24"

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