Trade and Gender: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing Countries
Anh-Nga TRAN-NGUYEN and Americo BEVIGLIA ZAMPETTI
14 Apr 2004
Various members of the Task Force have been studying the interconnections between trade and gender from different perspectives. Some of the findings of the analyses undertaken by UNCTAD, FAO, UNIDO, OHCHR, ITC and UNIFEM are published in this book. As the subject is novel and complex, a variety of views are expressed, which are not necessarily those of the Task Force or of the United Nations. Rather, the objective is to identify and review some complex technical issues with a view to sensitizing policy-makers on the importance of these issues, fostering discussion among experts and providing a good basis for consensus-building. The eleventh session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XI) in June 2004 will be an important forum for debating the policy implications of the trade and gender nexus. It is hoped that this publication will help policy-makers reinforce the role of trade as an instrument for truly inclusive development, and in the process ensure the equal right of men and women to earn a decent living.