Women’s economic empowerment – or WEE – has increasingly featured on the international aid agenda. WEE is one of three strategic priorities in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Gender Equality Strategy. The UN High-Level Panel on WEE says it “is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda”.
In the last issue of Pacific Outlook, we examined the category of Least Developed Country (LDC) created by the United Nations. Of the 47 countries currently listed as LDCs, four are Pacific Island countries - Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu. Each of these countries is now on their way to graduating from LDC status.…Read more