AmCham signs the declaration of support for women’s economic empowerment

Washington, May 23, 2022 – To recognize the contribution of women around the world and to create an environment where women thrive as leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators, to support the United Nations 2030 Agenda on achieving gender equality and empower all Women and Girls, and the Joint Declaration of the World Trade Organization on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment of 2017, as well as acknowledging the fact that gender equality and diversity are fundamental prerequisites for achieving sustainable economic development, the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo has signed the Declaration of Support for Women’s Economic Empowerment, together with the International Trade Administration in the United States Department of Commerce (ITA) and the American Chambers of Europe.

The signing of this memorandum was done in the framework of the joint initiative of the chambers with the International Trade Administration, “Empower Her”, launched in March by the United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.

The goals of this initiative include advancing women’s economic empowerment and gender equality in international trade, encouraging American and European companies to diversify their jobs, supporting women-owned enterprises, improving tools and services for women, and raising the awareness of women entrepreneurs about services related to trade, investment, and export.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo invites the Government of Kosovo, the private sector and members of the international community to support efforts in advancing gender equality and diversity.