1. International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015: A Day for All

    This year’s theme “A Day for All” gives us an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and contributions of persons with disabilities in our families, workplaces, schools and communities. It is also a day to reaffirm our commitment toward embracing diversity in our lives, and to celebrate and welcome disability as part of human diversity.

  2. Indigenous Peoples in the World of Work in Asia

    To mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED) invites you to a discussion on “Indigenous Peoples in the World of Work in Asia”

  3. Gender Academy

    A global international event on gender, work and employment, gathering experts and successful practitioners

  4. Reflecting Global Change: Women in Business and Management

    An international conference organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and hosted by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on 28th April 2015 in London.

  5. © Coco Masuda 2015

    Women and the Future of Work: Beijing+20 and Beyond

    The ILO celebrated International Women’s Day with a panel discussion on: “Women and the Future of Work: Beijing+20 and Beyond”.

  6. Enabling rights-based development for indigenous and tribal peoples – learning from 25 years’ experience of ILO Convention No. 169


  1. ILO 2014 International Women's Day celebrations

    The ILO Women at Work Centenary Initiative: Where we are, and where we want to be.


  1. Impact of domestic violence in the workplace: Joint Government of Australia/ILO side event at the 57th Session of the CSW

    On 6 March 2013, new studies and evidence on impact of domestic violence in the workplace from three countries were presented by a four-person panel during the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

  2. ILO celebrates International Women's Day

    The theme for International Women’s Day 2013 – STOP Violence at work – highlights the need to promote decent work for women and men that is free from violence.

  3. Media Training Workshop Reporting on Gender Equality in Employment

    As part of the advocacy and awareness-raising strategy, and also to support greater policy debate and the development of reform initiatives, it is important that the media are aware of issues of discrimination in employment against women, are equipped to effectively report on these issues and to generate news stories to cover challenges affecting women’s employment opportunities.

  4. National and Provincial Workshops on Access to Employment and Decent Work

    The ILO Project under the Access to Employment and Non-Discrimination component of MAMPU is designed to promote economic and social empowerment of women through strategies that strengthen women’s access to and equitable involvement in formal employment and decent work in Indonesia.


  1. ECOSOC high level segment ministerial roundtable breakfast on "Decent work and women’s economic empowerment: Good policy and practice"

    Demonstrating their strong joint support for gender equality at work, the Director General of the ILO, Mr Juan Somavia, and the Executive Director of UN Women, Ms Michele Bachelet, co-sponsored the Ministerial Roundtable Breakfast on “Decent work and women’s economic empowerment: Good policy and practice” on 6 July 2012.

  2. Lunch time talk on “Gender Equality in Evaluations”

    A GENDER & EVAL joint initiative.

  3. Commemorating the 2012 International Women’s Day: The Launch of Employers’ Guideline on Sexual Harassment at the Workplace

    The Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) as the main voice of employers on labour and social issues in Indonesia takes seriously the issue of the sexual harassment at the workplace.

  4. The importance of decent work for indigenous women in rural areas: Joint NORWAY-ILO side event at 56th Session of the CSW

    On 2 March 2012, over 70 delegates from governments, UN entities, employers, workers and NGOs attended the side event on the importance of decent work for indigenous women in rural areas during the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

  5. Joint ILO/IFAD/FAO side event at 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

    During this side event, three powerful speakers ─ Ms Ronnie Goldberg (Vice-President of the US Council for International Business), Ms Rehana Riyalawala (Secretary of the Indian Self-Employed Women's Association/SEWA) and Ms Shireen Lateef (Senior Adviser on Gender of the Asian Development Bank/ADB) ─ addressed the topic "Rural Employment and Agriculture" in an active dialogue with some 85 women and men participants.

  6. ILO celebrates International Women's Day

    The theme for International Women’s Day 2012 – Empower Rural Women, end poverty and hunger – highlights the need to tackle gender inequalities in the rural sector.

  7. Lunch time talk on “UN System-wide Action Plan for furthering the goal of gender equality”

    Dr Jantine Jacobi (UNAIDS), Ms Sylvia Lopez-Ekra (IOM) and Ms Isha L. Dyfan (OHCHR) will share their experiences in piloting in their respective institutions the draft System-wide Action Plan for implementation of the United Nations system-wide policy on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Ms Jane Hodges, GENDER Director, will introduce the subject and facilitate the discussion.


  1. Lunch time talk on “Domestic violence - workplace response: In the interest of safety, productivity and employment sustainability in Australia”

    A GENDER initiative, with the participation of Ms Ludo McFerran, Project Officer at Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, Sydney, Australia

  2. Draft resolution concerning gender equality and use of language in ILO legal texts adopted by 2011 ILC Selection Committee