2014 APEC Women and the Economy Forum Statement

Resolutions and Declarations

The APEC Women and the Economy Forum met in 2014 in Beijing, China to discuss issues pertinent to women and green development, women and regional trade and economic cooperation as well as policy support for women’s economic empowerment in APEC economies. The Forum agreed to promote women’s economic empowerment and greater inclusion of women in the economy. 

The statement stresses that one of the five key pillars impacting women’s economic empowerment is access to innovation and technology and that appropriate measures should be taken in order to ensure its implementation (e.g. remove barriers and obstacles to access to technology).