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Economic gender equality now! Nordic ways to close the pension gap

07.03.23 | Evenemang
äldre kvinna
Moa Karlberg
Although women in the Nordic countries have high levels of education and labour market participation, this does not automatically translate into gender equality in pensions. Efforts to promote equal pay and shared parental leave have taken us far in ensuring women’s economic empowerment in retirement. How do we also design pension systems that promote gender equality?


15:00 - 16:15

Conference Room 4, UN headquarters, New York
This event is open to CSW participants
New York, NY


New Nordic research shows that multiple potential strategies and concrete measures exist to reduce the pension gap in the short term. Join Nordic and international experts in sharing solutions to develop gender-equal pension systems and labour markets.

Meet our expert panel:

Moderator: Karen Ellemann, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers

Kristina Háfoss, Secretary General of the Nordic Council

Clara Berglund, Secretary General, The Swedish Women’s Lobby

Chidi King, Gender Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Branch Chief, International Labour Organization

Eva Lindh, Chair, Nordic Council Welfare Committee, MP Sweden

Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen, Vice-Chair, Nordic Council Welfare Committee, MP Norway

Jóhanna Lind Elíasdóttir, Specialist, Ministry for Social Affairs & Labour, Iceland