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Alliance for Global Good- Gender Equity and Equality

  • 22 Jan 2024
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Source: PIB

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India established the "Global Alliance for Global Good - Gender Equity and Equality" at the 54th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, gaining full support from WEF for promoting women's empowerment and gender equality.

What are the Key Highlights of the Alliance for Global Good- Gender Equity and Equality?

  • The alliance is a response to the G20 Summit 2023 Leaders' Declaration and India's commitment to women-led development.
    • It seeks to build on the initiatives of the Engagement Group and frameworks like Business 20, Women 20, and G20 EMPOWER.
      • The G20 Alliance for the Empowerment and Progression of Women's Economic Representation (G20 EMPOWER) is an initiative that aims to increase women's leadership and empowerment in the private sector.
  • The primary objective of this new Alliance is to bring together global best practices, knowledge sharing and investments in the identified areas of women’s health, education, and enterprise.
  • Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the alliance will be housed and anchored by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Centre for Women Leadership.
    • CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organisation that works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India.
  • The WEF has come on board as a ‘Network Partner’ and Invest India as an ‘Institutional Partner’.
  • The alliance aims to champion women-led development, leveraging India’s spectacular inclusive growth story and its philosophy of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Prayas” (Together with all, Development for all and Effort for all).

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UPSC Civil Services Examination, Previous Year Questions (PYQs)


Q1. Which of the following gives ‘Global Gender Gap Index’ ranking to the countries of the world? (2017)

(a) World Economic Forum
(b) UN Human Rights Council
(c) UN Women
(d) World Health Organization

Ans: (a)

Q2. Who among the following is the founder of World Economic Forum? (2009)

(a) Klaus Schwab
(b) John Kenneth Galbraith
(c) Hobert Zoellick
(d) Paul Krugman

Ans (a)

Q3. The Global Competitiveness Report is published by the (2019)

(a) International Monetary Fund
(b) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
(c) World Economic Forum
(d) World Bank

Ans: (c)

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