HLPF 2020 Side-event: Care and education - Cornerstones of sustainable and just economies (ECPC member)

July 23, 2020
This is the recording of the virtual side-event that ECPC member, Make Mothers Matter MMM organised on 16 July 2020 as part of the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) . 


  • Spotlight the failings of our current economic system in recognising the essential role of Care, especially unpaid care work
  • Make the case for a paradigm shift in our economic thinking: spending on care and education must be seen as investments not expenses
  • Call on governments to action: Covid-19 and its economic devastation offers a unique opportunity to “build back better” by prioritizing Care for wellbeing, sustainability and equity


  • Nancy Folbre, Feminist Economist, Professor emerita of Economics & Director, Program on Gender and Care Work, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Rima Salah, Chair, Early Childhood Peace Consortium
  • Valentina Urreiztieta, Psychologist, Empreintes Humaines
  • Rutger Hoekstra, Founder, MetricsForTheFuture.com
  • Susan Himmelweit, British feminist economist, Emeritus professor of economics at the Open University (UK) & coordinator of the Policy Advisory Group of the Women’s Budget Group.
  • Amanda Janoo, Knowledge & Policy Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance 


1:36:11 | English / French (close captioned)
Make Mothers Matter advocates for the recognition of mothers as changemakers. Without any political or religious affiliation we raise awareness of policy makers and public opinion of their social, cultural & economic development contributions. We support a network of 40+ grass-roots organisations around the world to empower and defend mothers, advancing their rights and that of their children.


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