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ILO to launch “Global Employment Trends for Women”

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch a report analysing the gender gaps in global labour markets.

Media advisory | 07 December 2012

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch a report analysing the gender gaps in global labour markets. The report, entitled “Global Employment Trends for Women”, is for release on Tuesday, 11 December 2012.

The report, which has contributions from UN Women, includes regional and global figures. It also analyses the different factors behind gender gaps in labour markets and presents a series of policy measures to address this issue.

For Geneva UN correspondents: A press briefing will be held on Tuesday 11 December at 11:30 Geneva time in Press Room III at the Palais des Nations. Speakers will be:

  • José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director of the ILO Employment Sector
  • Ms Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women
  • Ambassador Jean-Jacques Elmiger, International Labour Affairs, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Swiss Confederation

Interviews by print, web or broadcast media can be scheduled by contacting the ILO Newsroom (newsroom@ilo.org) or the Department of Communication and Public Information at +4122/799-7912, communication@ilo.org.

Video coverage of the press conference as well as a video interview with the author of the report will be available for broadcasters. Please contact the Department of Communication/Radio and TV Unit (TV_radio@ilo.org) on +4122/799-7935 or by emailing naets-sekiguchi@ilo.org. Facilities (TV studio and ISDN line) are available for broadcasters wishing to interview the authors by contacting the above.

Tags: employment, labour market, gender equality

Unit responsible: Department of Communication (DCOMM)

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