Today, on 8 March, the World Customs Organization (WCO) is pleased to join the international community in celebrating International Women’s Day 2021, focusing on the United Nations’ theme of “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, which highlights the importance of women’s role in shaping the future following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The importance of putting people at the centre of the recovery process is essential in the post-COVID era. This is also stressed by the WCO in its 2021 theme of “Customs bolstering Recovery, Renewal and Resilience for a sustainable supply chain”.
WCO Members are encouraged to integrate diversity and inclusion in their organizational policies, both in terms of internal policies, such as human resource management, leadership and career development, as well as external policies, such as collaboration with stakeholders.
The WCO takes the opportunity of this celebration to reaffirm its strong commitment to keep on promoting and supporting the advancement of gender equality and diversity in Customs, and to continue working closely with its international partners to move this agenda forward.
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