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Main Milestones
2017
The Ocean Conference
2015
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
2014
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
2013
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
2012
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
2010
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
2005
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
2002
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
1999
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
1997
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
1994
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
1993
Start of CSD
1992
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
1987
Our Common Future
1972
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
Women in Business and Management. Gaining the Momentum- Global Report
International Labour Organization, 2015
In 2001, the ILO published a report called “Breaking through the Glass Ceiling: Women in Management,” which looked at why women were not being appointed to top jobs despite their active participation in the labour market.
Since the report was published, women have swelled the ranks of middle and senior management in the public and private sectors. But there are still very few women being appointed to the top jobs. The larger the company, the less likely the CEO will be a woman: Only a small per cent of CEOs of the world’s largest corporations are women. Yet, the world of work has changed dramatically in the last generation. Women now hold over 40 per cent of jobs worldwide, though often at lower pay.
They also run a third of all businesses, although concentrated in micro and small enterprises. In most regions, women are surpassing men with degrees at bachelor’s (first degree) and master’s (second degree) levels. They are fast catching up in doctoral degrees, but still lag behind as researchers and in areas such as engineering and information technology. Women’s purchasing power has shot up and women often control household budgets and financial decisions. They are significant consumers and clients. It has even been said that globally, women represent the third billion after China and India in terms of emerging markets.

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