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Media advisory

ILO to launch new gender report for International Women’s Day

Media advisory | 28 February 2019
GENEVA (ILO News) – A new report on global gender equality issues will be launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 7 March, the eve of International Women’s Day (IWD).

The report, A quantum leap for gender equality: For a better future of work for all, brings together research, data and insights gained through the ILO’s Women at Work Centenary Initiative, launched in 2013. It outlines both the issues and the bold measures required to achieve the transformation necessary for gender equality in the world of work.

Embargoed electronic copies of the report and associated media materials can be made available to journalists upon request from Monday 4 March 2019 by contacting

The report and all associated materials are under strict embargo until Thursday, 7 March 2019 at 12:00 GMT (13:00 CET).

For UNOG-accredited correspondents: There will be a press briefing on the report at 11.30 am on Wednesday 6 March in Press Room I at the Palais des Nations.

For further information and to arrange media interviews, please contact the ILO Department of Communication:, +41 22 799 7912. The ILO TV studio and ISDN line can also be booked for broadcast interviews by contacting the Radio and TV Unit:, +41 22 799 7935.