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Media Advisory

ILO to release new report on care sector

Media advisory | 28 February 2022
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch a new report on Care at work: Investing in care leave and services for a more gender-equal world of work, on Monday 7 March 2022. The report gives a global overview of national laws and practices on care policies, including maternity, paternity, parental, child and long-term care. It presents findings from a survey of 185 countries that looked at protection and legal gaps. It also offers analysis of the case for and impact of greater investment in the care sector.

The findings will be presented by Manuela Tomei, Director of the ILO Conditions of Work and Equality Department.

The report and all associated materials will be under STRICT EMBARGO until 08:00 CET (07:00 GMT) Monday 7 March.

For UNOG-accredited correspondents, an embargoed virtual press briefing will take place on Thursday 3 March from 09:00 to 10:00 CET/Geneva time (08:00 to 09:00 GMT). Login details will be sent to journalists ahead of the briefing.

Recognized regional journalists will be able to follow the virtual briefing via YouTube.

Embargoed copies of the report and the press release can be made available to recognized media on request.

Audio of the briefing will be available to the UNOG press corps and registered journalists after the press conference.

For further information and to arrange media interviews please contact the ILO Department of Communication:

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