Phase II: 2012-13

ILO Gender Equality Action Plan 2010-15 - Phase II (2012-2013)

Following submission to the Governing Body in March 2012, the ILO Action Plan for 2010-15: Phase II Aligned with Programme and Budget 2012-13 reproduces the gender-related strategies and indicators of outcomes in the P&B 2012-13 and links them to the corresponding conclusions contained in the 2009 ILC Resolution on Gender Equality.


Action plans are used by ILO to operationalize its 1999 policy on gender equality, which identified mainstreaming as the strategy to promote equality between women and men. The Action Plan 2010-15 uses a results-based approach and is aligned with the Organization’s Strategic Policy Framework 2010-15 and its three biennial programmes and budgets that fall in that six-year period.

The Action Plan aims to facilitate effective and gender-responsive delivery of the Decent Work Agenda, in line with the June 2009 International Labour Conference (ILC) Resolution on Gender Equality at the Heart of Decent Work. The Action Plan is aligned with the ILO Accountability Framework and features indicators with minimum performance standards for enabling institutional mechanisms for gender equality in the Organization.

The Action Plan reflects the crosscutting nature of gender equality in accordance with the 2008 Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization, and the Global Jobs Pact. The Action Plan’s structure is based on the six main elements necessary for UN strategies to promote gender equality, as stated by the United Nations Chief Executives Board (CEB) for Coordination. These are: accountability; results-based management for gender equality; oversight through monitoring, evaluation, audit and reporting; human and financial resources; capacity development; and coherence, coordination and knowledge and information management.