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Foreign Minister Allamand before the OECD: "Social inclusion cannot be achieved without the full participation of women in all aspects and stages of development"

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Within the framework of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the OECD, Foreign Minister Andrés Allamand participated this week in the Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the organization. In this instance, he intervened in the panel on shared values ​​and in the working group on inclusive growth.

Among the issues highlighted during his participation, the Secretary of State emphasized how open trade, one of the values ​​shared by the OECD, is today "politically threatened". "We need to democratize trade, ensuring international competition, high labor standards, and resilient supply chains, leveling the playing field between countries," said the Minister.

On the other hand, he highlighted climate change as one of the challenges that nations must urgently face. In this regard, he mentioned the efforts made by Chile to accelerate the decarbonization of the energy matrix and the promotion of the development of green hydrogen. He also underlined the establishment of marine protected areas and the enactment of the Chilean Antarctic Law.

She assured that social inclusion cannot be achieved without the full participation of women in all aspects and stages of development: "The 2013 and 2015 OECD recommendations remind us that women still lag behind in terms of income, political representation. and digital skills." In this regard, she highlighted that Chile is strengthening the environments for women and girls to play a prominent role in the digital revolution. "We recently launched a Regional Alliance for the Digitalization of Women, and we will soon make available a collaborative platform, TodosConectadas, which will offer training in digital skills to 3.8 million women in Latin America."

Minister Allamand concluded by reiterating our country's commitment "to the work of the OECD, its principles and its fundamental values ​​- which we share - and it is ready to make them a reality before the next OECD decade."