U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the Equal Futures Partnership meeting in New York City on September 22, 2016.
The Equal Futures Partnership is an innovative U.S.-led multilateral initiative designed to encourage member countries to empower women economically and politically. Equal Futures partner countries commit to taking actions including legal, regulatory, and policy reforms to ensure women fully participate in public life at the local, regional, and national levels, and that they lead and benefit from inclusive economic growth.
Equal Futures partners include Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Croatia, Denmark, EU, Finland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tunisia, and the USA. Multilateral stakeholders including UN Women and the World Bank and leading businesses and non-profit institutions also support the Partnership.