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Welcome to the Science Summit at UNGA76, a major contribution to advancing Science for the UN SDGs. Online from 14- September - 5 October 2021.
ISC will organise the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (SSUNGA76) in September 2021. The objective of the virtual meeting will be to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will demonstrate initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities in support of the SDGs, particularly in science infrastructure and capacity building. Science is and will enable sustainable economic, environmental, and societal development. Science is more than a funding prioritisation exercise: science is impacting all areas of policy-making and is playing a more critical role in how policy objectives are achieved and the consequent benefit to people everywhere, including responses to global challenges.
Engagement with policy leadership is more important than ever: UNGA76 is a unique forum for science to demonstrate how policy and political leadership can benefit from innovation. Central to this is the role of nonstate actors and the multilateral fora, which increasingly determine how priorities are set. Science needs to be part of this dialogue and inform outputs through thought leadership, evidence, insights, analysis, and innovation.

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Tuesday, September 28 • 8:00am - 8:45am
(REF AZ28) Centre for Sustainability and Gender Economics (CSGE-Spain/Australia)

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Transforming the structure of economies so they are inclusive and sustainable depends on the right infrastructure, industries and innovations. 

Typically, this entails a move from agrarian to industrial, service or knowledge economies. While the process may seem gender-neutral, often it is not.

Looking at it from a global perspective we will see that most countries in the world have pledged and signed agreements vis a vis the protection of women at work but has ignored the crucial role that women play as mothers and as creators, often creating a civil and socioeconomics disconnect, for women around the world.

The aim is to create awareness of how being a woman slows down our trajectory as economic beings and create a disconnect between their roles as mother and as workers thereby keeping many women in a state of poverty and inequality in many parts of the world.YET we will argue that the new digital ERA provides an opportunity for women to be more active and better prepared to claim a space in the workforce and demand more protection and incentives for child-rearing in order to achieve sustainable development and indeed the survival of humanity as a whole.

The fact is that population growth is a tricky subject with many pros and cons, so if we speak of extinction, Africa and Latin America versus Japan and EU for example is a very different perspective that needs scientific measure.

The reproductive rate of Africa reaches around 6 children at times in the latter mentioned countries, the problem is that it is decreasing dramatically leading to a greater ageing population.

There is without a doubt, a correlation between SDG1 and SDG8 and leaving behind economic security creates poverty or disadvantage for women of childbearing age.

Women at work, have made some progress for parity and equality, but much needs to be done if we consider the Sustainable development goals target of 2030 and how women play a significant part in its success both as mothers and as workers in the society where they live and work .

One of the greater issues for social science in this gender economics field has been associated with the collection of data and indeed how we measure desegregate gender statistics globally.
Women at work is an economic and social necessity in today's society. However, the dilemma of women with children at work needs further analysis as for example the current drive for more women and girls in STEM is showing an increase in participation. However, once women have children they often leave the workforce or chose to take on lesser roles in order to deal with family duties and ageing parents.
Some women chose not to have children and that's fine. It is a personal choice but those that do must be supported with policies and programmes at all levels in civil society for obvious reasons.
This session will deal with the elephant in the room i.e Women that work and have children, touching on issues of work-life balance, maternity laws and empowerment, social infrastructures and policy regarding children and age care support, and of course for us professional full-time worker, incentives to continue working, after pregnancies so as not to lose talent and economic power.

The session will be conducted by a team of experts fromCSGE Spain.

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Yolanda Collado

Yolanda is a founding director of the Centre for sustainability ad gender Economics since 2015 in Malaga(·Andalucia SPAIN). She has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and businesswoman and currently runs an association of rented cars in Andalucia.She is responsible for gender... Read More →
avatar for Pilar Castañón Fernández

Pilar Castañón Fernández

Pilar is Executive Director of CSGE and founder of Women Essentia, a magazine devoted to women issues and leadership. (www.womanessentia.com).She holds a degree in Economics and Masters in women leadership.Pilar is an active academic and speaker in the area of women leadership, bioethics and empowerment of Women thru educational programmes, promoting and supporting women as equal members of society with a role to play... Read More →
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Africa G. Zanella

Director, Centre for sustainability and gender economics
(M.Comm & AEE).President and Senior International AdvisorMobile: +34 686296888 SpainMobile : + 61 (0) 468749371 Australiaemail:africa.zanella@csge.euPresident and founder of the Centre for Sustainability and Gender Economics , a social scientist ,who has devoted much time and effort... Read More →

Tuesday September 28, 2021 8:00am - 8:45am CEST