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January 30, 2019

Health
The Growing Global Cancer Divide

In advance of World Cancer Day, speakers discuss developments in cancer treatment and prevention, and the prospects for closing the global cancer divide. 

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January 17, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Growing Economies Through Gender Parity

The Women and Foreign Policy program's Growing Economies Through Gender Parity report demonstrates that closing the gender gap in the workforce could add a staggering $28 trillion to the global GDP. …

Podcast 31-year-old Haruka Hirokawa and 35-year-old Sayaka Kishi take part in a women-only financial seminar in Tokyo, Japan. October 4, 2018.

December 12, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
A Conversation With Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde discusses the economic implications of gender inequality under the law and outline policy recommendations to accelerate women’s economic participation.

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September 24, 2018

South Africa
A Conversation with Cyril Ramaphosa

ALTMAN: Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to the Council and welcome to the David Rockefeller Lecture and in particular to some members of Mr. Rockefeller’s family who are with us today. Welcome es…

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May 31, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Why Identity Matters: Legal Barriers to Women's Economic Empowerment

Around the world discriminatory citizenship and identification laws hinder women’s ability to fully participate in and contribute to economies. The majority of the estimated 2.4 billion people who la…

Podcast A woman in Iran holds her identification in front of her face after voting March 2, 2012.

May 22, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Legal Barriers to Women’s Economic Participation: Progress and Challenges

Despite the relationship between women’s labor force participation and growth, legal barriers continue to inhibit women’s economic potential around the world. According to the World Bank’s 2018 Women…

Podcast Women trainees during a Female Dump Truck Driver Programme training session held by the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), in Tharparkar, Pakistan. September 21, 2017.

May 21, 2018

Health Policy and Initiatives
A Conversation About the 71st World Health Assembly and the World Health Organization

Nearly one year has elapsed since the seventieth World Health Assembly elected Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new director-general of the World Health Organization. This meeting of CFR's Globa…

Director General of the WHO

April 20, 2018

Health Policy and Initiatives
Are There Still Shortcuts on the Road to Health? The Role of Philanthropy, Technology, and Community Health Systems

Nearly forty years ago, Jon Rohde wrote a paper that argued that the “road to health has shortcuts,” advocating a strategy of expanded childhood immunization that helped inspire the UNICEF and World …

Women and their children wait in line to receive a polio vaccine shot at a health centre in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

February 12, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women’s Economic Opportunity Starts in the Family

Today nearly 90 percent of nations still have laws on the books that block women’s work, including discriminatory laws and customs surrounding family life that perpetuate unequal access to assets and…

Podcast Women carry baskets with food items at a market in Blantyre, Malawi

October 26, 2017

Development
How Workplace Discrimination Impedes Economic Growth

Leading international institutions and private sector corporations have concluded that women’s economic participation is critical to global growth and prosperity. However, today nearly 90 percent of …

Podcast Women workers in Indonesia