The Report of the first-ever WPL Summit held in Asia-Pacific region is now availabe. Click here to read the Report. It includes relevant information on the Outcome Declaration, as well as on sessions, speeches, and participants.
In June 2019, hundrends women politicians from 87 countries convened for the annual WPL Summit, co-hosted by the Japanese House of Representatives in Tokyo. The focus of the discussions was on how to advance society by taking action through the Sustainable Development Goals. The tangible proposals for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), distilled in the WPL Summit 2019 Outcome Declaration, were handed to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by Ms. Shinako Tsuchiya, Leader of the Delegation for the WPL Summit 2019 in Japan, Ms. Yoko Kamikawa, WPL Ambassador, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President & Founder of WPL, at the Leaders’ Special Event on Women’s Empowerment, an official side-event of G20, on 29 June in Osaka.
It was consensus, that the SDGs can only be achieved in 2030 if equality between women and men is achieved. There was also consensus, that for political representation, parity is the goal. Parity, which mirrors that half of society are women.