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Annex 1: Actions for Women's Empowerment in the Field of Tourism

G20 Tourism Ministers' Meeting
Kutchan, Hokkaido, Japan, 26 October 2019

The Osaka Leaders' Declaration states the following about women's empowerment.

Tourism continues to be an important driver of global economic growth and, as such, it is mentioned in the G20 Leaders' Declaration as a sector that can contribute to the creation of quality jobs and entrepreneurship, especially for women and youth.

As a sector with more female employment, business start-ups and higher economic growth compared to many other sectors, tourism can greatly contribute to the progress of the Brisbane Goal (to reduce the gender labor force participation gap by 25% by 2025) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular Sustainable Development Goal 5: "achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls". However, women working in the tourism sector remain concentrated in low-level jobs, have limited representation amongst management and senior positions and experience many other issues such as wage disparities between themselves and men (UNWTO, UN Women, GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Government, World Bank & Amadeus* 2019).

We welcome recommendations and work on women's empowerment through tourism by the UNWTO and WTTC, as well as women's empowerment recommendations by the OECD, UN Women, World Bank and other organizations.

This annex has been formulated in line with these important recommendations and we will work respectively and continue to share our knowledge, action and progress.

  1. Employment
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Education
  4. Leadership
  5. Community
  6. Measurement for better policies

* The Global Report on Women in Tourism, Second Edition (2019) will be published in the Autumn of 2019 by UNWTO in collaboration with UN Women, GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Government, the World Bank and Amadeus.

**WTTC (2019), Travel & Tourism: Driving Women's Success, March 2019

***OECD (2019), Women at Work in G20 countries: Progress and policy action.

****ILO (2017) Guidelines on decent work and socially responsible tourism

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Source: Japan Tourism Agency

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