News - Women's Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business. Serbian Companies Leading the Way
March 7, 2012



 Women's Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business. Serbian Companies Leading the Way

Over 200 participants from Serbia corporate sector participated at the Conference titled "Women's Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business - Serbian Companies Leading the Way", supported by the United Nation Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact in Serbia, which took place on March 7th 2012 in Belgrade. The goal of the Conference was to promote the good practises of Serbia corporate sector that are in line with the Women Empowerment Principles and are contributing to women empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.

The assembly was addressed by the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Boris Tadic, Ms. Erika Kvapilova, Regional Director of UN Women for Central and South-eastern Europe, Mr. Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg the Norwegian Ambassador to Serbia, Mr. Roeland Kortes, UN Resident Coordinator, a.i. Serbia, Ms. Andrea Brbaklic, Chair of the  Global Compact Management Board in Serbia and many others. 10 CEO's of Companies based in Serbia joined the ranks of nearly 400 CEO's worldwide who have publicly declared their commitment to implementing the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) over the last two years. The interest expressed by participating companies makes UN Women and Global Compact confident that more Serbian companies will join their lead and sign the Principles in the coming days.