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UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards:
Meet the National Judges
Meng Liu is the Head for Asia Pacific with the United Nations Global Compact, overseeing over 15 country networks and operations across the region. Before joining the United Nations in 2007, Ms. Liu has worked for the non-profit and public sector across the US and in Asia. She was a fellow on Asian public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and is a book author of “Responsibility Changes the World-UN Global Compact Leading Business Revolution Worldwide”. Liu speaks regularly at global and regional conferences on the topics of corporate social responsibility, inclusive business, climate change, cross-sector partnership and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She has been honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2015. Since 2020, she serves as a member on Global Future Council on Frontier Risks.
Xiaonan Liu is a professor at the Institute for Human Rights and the Director of the Constitutionalism Research Institute at China University of Political Science and Law where she teaches anti-discrimination law, gender and human rights. She holds an LLM from Yale Law School, as well as an LLB, Master of Law and PhD from Jilin University School of Law in China. “It is the social responsibility and legal obligation of enterprises to promote gender equality and eliminate gender discrimination in the workplace. Creating a gender equal and family friendly workplace is conducive to promoting sustainable and healthy economic and social development, social equity and justice, and protecting women's human rights.”
Egils Dzelme is a diplomat of Latvian nationality. He was appointed as a political officer for the Delegation of the European Union to China in 2018. As part of his duties, he chairs the EU 27 Gender equality working group meetings, facilitating coordination between EU Member States on gender equality-related topics in China. Prior to his appointment in Beijing, he worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia for several years, notably as Head of Asia and Oceania division.
Li Qingyi holds a M.Sc. degree in Industrial Relations and PHD in Economics. She joined ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia in 2013 as a Programme Officer. Her main responsibility is to develop, implement and monitor the technical and development cooperation in the area of occupational safety and health, labour inspection, social protection and capacity-building for employers. Before joining the ILO, she worked for the ALL-China Federation of Trade Unions for 17 years, responsible for cooperation with trade union organizations in Africa and Europe. “Persistent disparities remain between women and men at the workplace, including in labour market participation, pay for work of equal value, representation of women in high-paying occupations and managerial positions. Let’s act together to close the gender gaps in the workplace!”