Decision concerning the ‎composition of the International Labour Conference: Proportion of women and men in delegations

Record of decisions | 16 March 2018

The Governing Body:

(a) urged all groups to aspire to achieve gender parity among their accredited delegates, advisers and observers to the Conference and Regional Meetings;

(b) requested the Director-General, after every Conference as well as Regional Meeting, to continue to bring the issue to the attention of Members and groups that had not reached the minimum target of 30 per cent of women’s participation with the goal of gender parity, and to periodically report to the Governing Body on obstacles encountered, as well as measures taken by tripartite constituents to achieve gender parity.

c) requested that the report of the Director-General list delegations that meet the longstanding minimum target of 30 per cent participation; and

d) requested the Office to continue hosting workshops for all groups, including social partners and those outside Geneva, who might need assistance to reach gender parity in delegations.

(GB.332/LILS/2, paragraph 23, as amended by the Governing Body.)