UN Women - ILO Joint Programme

Promoting decent employment for women through inclusive growth policies and investments in care

This joint programme brings together the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, and the United Nations specialized agency devoted to advancing social justice and promoting decent work. It supports governments, women’s organizations, development and social partners in implementing gender-sensitive policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis and ensuring a job-rich and inclusive recovery. The programme is an important initiative within the UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19 and demonstrates how the United Nations as One is working towards a gender-equitable future in critical times.

This UN Women-ILO Joint Programme is focused on achieving three key outcomes:

• Creating the political consensus for the adoption of macro-level economic policy accelerators that support gender-equitable inclusive growth and more and better jobs for women, through evidence-based policy analysis and advocacy, technical advice and capacity strengthening.
• Adopting sectoral and industrial policies that tackle occupational and sectoral segregation and enhance women’s access to decent employment opportunities, through policy advice, capacity development and technical support.
• Ensuring that investments in care service provision – in health, long-term care, and education are costed, financed and implemented through policy advice, capacity development and technical support.

Read more

Find out more from

  1. UN Women

  1. This Joint Programme is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Open Societies Foundation.