International Women's Day

ILO to issue new report on the status of women in the world of work

Media advisory | 01 March 2016
GENEVA – On the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March), the International Labour Organization (ILO) will publish a new report entitled “Women at Work: Trends 2016”, and hold an interactive panel discussion on how to harness the newly adopted 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to deliver on decent work for women.

The Women at Work report provides the latest ILO data on women’s position in labour markets, examines the factors behind these trends and explores the policy drivers for transformative change.

An Executive Summary of the report will be available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

The report will be under strict media embargo for publication on or after 1700 GMT on 7 March.

Electronic copies of the embargoed executive summary and the report will be made available to journalists (only) upon request starting on Monday, 7 March in the morning (Geneva time).

For Geneva correspondents: A press briefing under embargo will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, 7 March in Press Room No. 1 at the Palais des Nations to present the Women at Work report. Speakers will be Shauna Olney, Chief of the ILO’s Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch and Lawrence J. Johnson, Deputy Director, ILO Research Department.

Interviews by print, web or broadcast media can be arranged via the ILO Department of Communication and Public Information: , +41 22 799 8046.

Broadcast coverage of the press conference will be made available for broadcasters upon request. The ILO TV studio and ISDN line may be booked for broadcasters wishing to interview the authors. Please contact the ILO Multimedia Unit on +41 22 799 7935 or by email:

On International Women’s Day, Tuesday, 8 March, the ILO will also hold a panel discussion on: “Getting to Equal by 2030: The Future is Now”. The event will start at 11:00 in Room II of the ILO Headquarters in Geneva. The panel will discuss new approaches to promoting gender equality, ending all forms of discrimination against women in the world of work, and achieving full and productive employment and decent work for all by 2030 under the Sustainable Development Agenda.