6 / 4 / 2018
Gerardo Martínez and Lila Roldán Vázquez social representation and gender mainstreaming in the G20 Argentina.
Gerardo Martínez, L20 Chair, was received by Lila Roldán Vázquez, Argentine Ambassador and Coordinator of the Gender Mainstreaming Task Force.
The Chair of Labour 20, Gerardo Martínez, participated today in a working meeting with the Argentine Ambassador, Lila Roldán Vázquez, who is also coordinator of the Gender Mainstreaming Task Force of the G20 Argentina Sherpa working group.
The influence of affinity groups as representatives of society and the gender perspective on G20 issues were the central themes of the meeting, in which members of the Labour 20 team and collaborators from the Argentine Foreign Office also participated.
Gerardo Martinez highlighted the importance of the representation of society in the G20, and the importance and responsibility of Argentina hosting the meeting this year. The following are his principal statements:
"...The important thing is to achieve a working team among all the stakeholders such as the L20, the B20, and other affinity groups. In terms of sectors representing the interests of society, the more, the merrier..."
"...It is important to remember the origin of the G20; it is important to highlight the participation of stakeholders such as the B20 and L20 to outline and not to bring back the policies that led us to the crisis in 2008..."
"...We always raise in every forum the issue of climate change, the impact of technology on production processes, the inequalities generated between communities, developed countries vs. underdeveloped countries..."
"...We are deeply committed to this issue and others that we want to see incorporated into the debate. Argentina has the great responsibility, being the only developing country in the region heading the G20..."
While Lila Roldán Vázquez focused on the particularity with which the G20 Argentina is addressing the gender issue and highlighted the topic with the following concepts:
"...We propose to give a gender mainstreaming perspective to the G20 issues. This is the first time that the G20 deals with gender as a cross-cutting issue..."
"For us, the gender approach must be considered from the economic and financial point of view, as we are looking for an equitable inclusion of women. We seek equity and opportunity for all..."
"...We want specific measures that leaders can implement..."