Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Social and Family Development as well as Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, will lead a delegation to the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Forum in Beijing, China from 21 to 23 May 2014. The Forum seeks to ensure that high-level attention is given to address women in the economy issues within APEC, and is a crucial platform for the integration of a gender perspective into APEC agenda and enhancement of women’s participation in economic development.
Ms Low will speak at the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy on 22 May 2014. The main theme of the Forum is Harnessing the Power of Women for Asia-Pacific Prosperity. Three plenary sessions with the sub-themes, Women and Green Development, Women and Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation as well as Policy Support and Women’s Economic Empowerment will be held on 22 – 23 May 2014. About 300 delegates from APEC economies are expected to attend the Forum.