University of Greenwich professor to speak at UN event


University of Greenwich Professor Ozlem Onaran, will be giving a talk at the Ecosystem Symposium on Innovation and Transformation in Gender Equality Financing co-organised by the UN Foundation,  the Ford Foundation, and the Permanent Missions of Colombia, Mexico, Rwanda, and Spain as part of the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women of the United Nations on 11 March 2024 in NYC, USA.

The Commission’s theme is ‘accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective’.

She will speak at the closing plenary along with Hana Brixi, Global Director for Gender, World Bank, Faye Macheke, Co-Executive Director, Association for Women’s Rights in Development, Caren Grown, Brookings Institution, among others. The live event will also be accessible via Zoom. You can register here.

UN talk poster

Professor Onaran said:

‘I am excited to share our research results at the Centre of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA) at the Greewich Business School on the positive impact of public investment in the care economy on both women's lives and employment, and the macroeconomy at an impactful symposium of the UN. I will make the case for a paradigm shift in macroeconomic policy towards a needs-based fiscal policy. This requires recognizing the role of public investment in health, social care, education and childcare as a key sector for sustainable development. I am excited to share the platform with leading women at global institutions such as the World Bank, Association for Women's Rights in Development and the African Women's Development and Communications Network and hope our work can make a difference for empowering women and communities.’

Professor Onaran was also interviewed on her research and career by the International Association for Feminist Economics at an event registered by more than 300 people. You can watch it here on YouTube.