Advancing Gender Equality: UN Women at Davos 2023

The latest available Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 data shows that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. It will take another 286 years to close the global gender gap. Almost 1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Eighty-five per cent of Fortune 500 CEOs are men. 

Shining a spotlight on these issues, UN Women will be at Davos, where the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is taking place from 16 to 20 January 2023. During this week and under the umbrella of Generation Equality, the world’s leading initiative to accelerate investment and implementation on gender equality, UN Women will spearhead solutions-focused conversations with leaders from across governments, business and civil society organizations. 

With the support of UN Women’s HeForShe Champions HCL and DP World and through a series of panel discussions, fireside chats, daily video check-ins and social media highlights, UN Women will be centering gender equality and asking every corporation to join global efforts to achieve gender equality by making new or expanding their existing commitments.

Advancing Gender Equality: UN Women at Davos 2023

UN Women at Davos 2023


Join us. Tune into UN Women’s daily events online: 

Tuesday 17 January

Activating Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality 

In partnership with HCLTech, this high-level panel will revisit the gendered impacts of innovation and technology, and bring together high-level government representatives, experts and business leaders in conversation on solutions. Watch here.

4:30pm CET / 10:30am EST | Securing Economic Justice for Women 

In partnership with DP World, this high-level panel will focus on best practices to improve representation of women in leadership— including through building gender-responsive supply chains—in a world subjected to economic crises, inflationary pressures on commodity markets and a global recession. Watch here.

5:30pm CET / 11:30am EST | HeForShe: The Importance of Male Allyship 

In partnership with DP World, this event will bring together leaders and advocates for the official launch of the HeForShe Impact Report, which highlights progress on tried and tested methods to address global gender inequalities alongside stories that show the impact these methods have on women’s lives. The keynote speakers are: Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World; and Anita Bhatia, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women. Watch here.

Wednesday 18 January

Eliminating Gender-Based Violence through Multi-stakeholder Action  

In partnership with HeForShe Champion HCLTech, this high-level panel will focus on best practices and measures to address violence against women, including online violence and the risk factors brought on by our increasingly digitalized world. Join us to devise concrete next steps toward eliminating new and persisting forms of violence against women through accelerated multi-stakeholder action. Watch here.

Davos Dialogues | UN Women @ Davos 2023

Join us for daily video check-ins and stay up to date on the conversations taking place each daywith our Davos Dialogues: Gender Equality in View. Hosted by Richard Lui, Journalist for NBC News/MSNBC, and Aldijana Sisic, Chief of Multistakeholder Partnerships and Advisory Services, UN Women, and featuring daily special guests. 

Please note that events listed here are subject to change. Check UN Women social media pages for the latest updates.