Release of A Better World

A BETTER WORLD Vol 1 is a fully illustrated compilation of 80 UN countries' stories that show what they have done to empower women within the context of sustainable development. Contributing countries cover a diverse range of topics, from efforts to halt violence against women and girls and the elimination of early and forced marriage, to the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the empowerment of women through the use of information and communications technology.

The Ministry for Women’s contribution (pages 67-69) focuses on New Zealand’s efforts to advance women in leadership and to attract and retain priority groups of women in occupations where high growth is projected and where women are currently underrepresented, in particular science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) industries, and construction and trades.

A section is also included on New Zealand’s international commitments on gender equality, including the New Zealand Aid Programme and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.