The Principality of Monaco and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have recently signed funding agreements together with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) on empowering women in Tunisia through inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

The objective of the agreement, foreseen to last four years, is to promote the development of women-led micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in order to create more business opportunities and jobs for women of working age in Tunisia.

The specific aim is to increase access of women-led companies creating cosmetic and para-pharmaceutical products based on natural products to national and international markets. In Tunisia this production covers essential oils, floral waters, and aromatic and medicinal plants, as well as perfumes, creams, masks and soaps. The sector has a large female workforce… more