Taiwan, U.S. to cooperate on empowering women through APEC fund
Organization: Department of International Cooperation Publish Date: 2016-11-23 16:47
Sources: Focus Taiwan; PTS News
Taiwan's special envoy to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), James Soong, announced a joint statement with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry while attending the APEC Women's Empowerment breakfast in Peru on Nov. 18 that the two sides intend to set up an "APEC Women and the Economy Sub-Fund."
The sub-fund will support the key pillars of the APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) -- access to capital, access to markets, skills and capacity building, women's leadership, and innovation and technology. It will also support programs to eradicate barriers to women's participation in the economy and represents a concrete example of Taiwan's meaningful participation in and contribution to the international community, according to ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
Beyond this new initiative under the APEC framework, Taiwan and the United States will also continue to cooperate on helping other countries in the region to further promote women's empowerment, MOFA said.