International Women's Day 2014

Progress on gender equality in the world of work is uneven and not fast enough, said ILO's Director-General

The ILO marked International Women’s Day with a panel discussion entitled: “ILO Women at Work Centenary Initiative: Where we are and where we want to be in the world of work". The ILO Centenary Initiative on Women at Work is one of the seven being launched ahead of the ILO’s 100th anniversary in 2019 to help “equip the Organization to take up successfully the challenges of its mandate in the future”. The panel, opened by ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder, was addressed by keynote speakers, including ILO Decent Work Research prizewinner Professor Jayati Ghosh of India, and eminent scholar Sir Bob Hepple of the UK-based University of Cambridge. Representatives of a workers' organization and of an employers' organization also shared their perspectives.