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    UN Special Adviser Angela King Congratulates ITC on "Women in the Global Economy"


    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 1/2004

    I take great pleasure in sending you this message on your inspiring publication, ITC's Trade Forum magazine on "Women in the Glo

    bal Economy".The publication was very timely, coming as it did just before the 48th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (1-12 March) and International Women's Day 2004. Under the direction of Mr J. Denis Bélisle, the publication has shown what a small agency can accomplish when it makes a concerted effort to integrate a gender perspective in its projects. The publication illustrates what women entrepreneurs in many parts of the world (Canada, Nepal and Uganda, for example) have done to boost the export economy of their countries and makes a convincing business case that when women are supported and given the opportunity for capacity building, countries can also benefit tremendously.

    Angela E.V. King UN Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women