Transforming Care Systems for People & Planet | High-Level Political Forum 2023 Side Event"


On July 13, 2023, a distinguished side event titled "Care Systems for People and Planet: A Transformative Catalyst for Gender Equality and a Sustainable, Resilient, and Inclusive Future" took place at the United Nations in New York, as part of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The event was organized by notable entities, including UN Women, the National Institute of Women of Mexico (Inmujeres), and the Global Alliance for Care, with the participation of influential figures in the field.

The panel discussion featured experts in the Care Work agenda, such as Sarah Hendriks, Deputy Executive Director a.i. for Policy, Programmes, Civil Society & Intergovernmental Support at UN Women, Ipek Ilkkaracan, Professor of Economics at Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Faculty of Management, Alicia Buenrostro, Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, Nadine Gasman, President of the National Institute of Women (Inmujeres) of Mexico, María del Carmen Squeff, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations, Paula Narváez Ojeda, Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations, Violet Shivutse, Chair of the Huairou Commission, and Ana M. Alonso, Counsellor, Human Rights and Gender Equality, Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations. This panel was moderated by Jemimah Njuki, Chief of Economic Empowerment at UN Women.

Viewers are invited to access the recorded video of this significant panel discussion, as it encapsulates an international dialogue on the challenges and innovative strategies required to catalyze transformative care systems globally. This event is especially relevant in these times of post-pandemic recovery, offering insights into the role of care in shaping a more equitable and sustainable world.

Watch this event here:


Learn here valuable insights into the multifaceted implications of care systems in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Embracing the pivotal role of care in shaping our future, individuals and communities are urged to join together and actively contribute to positive change. A world where care is duly acknowledged, valued, and woven into the fabric of our shared aspirations is the vision we collectively aim to realize.

Let's collectively embrace the transformative potential of care and work towards a more prosperous and inclusive tomorrow.



About the Global Alliance for Care

The Global Alliance for Care is a global multi-stakeholder initiative launched by the National Institute of Women in Mexico (INMUJERES) and UN Women in the context of the 2021 Generation Equality Forum and as part of Mexico's Commitments to the Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights.

Learn more about the Generation Equaliy Global Alliance for Care: