Bangkok, Thailand – 8 March, 2018 – To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in collaboration with UN Women Asia and the Pacific and the Embassy of Sweden, hosted the ceremony “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2018” as part of the global campaign to promote the key role of the private sector in advancing gender equality and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5.
The event included a panel discussion on the “Future of work for women” that featured UN experts, senior researchers and business executives, who highlighted the importance of women’s empowerment for economic prosperity and sustainable development. By ensuring the inclusion and full participation of women across all levels and sectors of economy, the companies can reap significant dividends to grow and sustain their businesses, empower communities and invest in global sustainability.
During the event, the business leaders of Thailand signalled their support for gender equality by ringing a bell. SET is one of 59 stock exchanges around the world that hosted a bell-ringing ceremony on the International Women’s Day.