2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Gender equality is key to the achievement of all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Goal 8 on decent work.
The ILO Office in Washington works in close collaboration with its U.S. constituents to advance compliance of core labor standards and promote greater gender equality in the U.S. workforce.
International Women's Day
March 8, 2017
What's happening in the US
Center for American Progress
RELEASE: As Advocates Observe Equal Pay Day in the US, New Brief Examines International Approaches to the Gender Wage Gap
April 4, 2017
As equal pay advocates in the United States observe Equal Pay Day today, women continue to earn on average just 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. The wage gap is even worse for women of color: African American women and Hispanic women, for example, earn just 63 cents and 54 cents, respectively, for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men.
The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women
March 13, 2017
"We bring our decent work mandate to the challenge of making the future of work we want – a future where women’s economic empowerment, gender equality and social justice are features of and drivers for a better world," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
December 7, 2016
Forty-four new employers have signed on to the Equal Pay Pledge, bringing the total number to over 100 businesses who have embraced equal pay policies.
Here is a look at the progress that has been made under the Obama Administration on issues that affect so many women and girls across the country.
June 14, 2016
The United State of Women Summit was a summit held in Washington, D.C. focused on gender equality in the United States.