ILO at the 68th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), 11-22 March 2024

The ILO will be involved in several events at CSW with a view to promoting decent work for women, reducing the gender pay gap, reducing unpaid care work done by women, investing in the care economy, and enhancing access to social protection for women.

News | 11 March 2024
  • Less than 50 per cent of women are part of the labour force
  • Almost 60 per cent of women are in informal employment
  • Women continue to earn about 20 per cent less than men
  • Women are 70 per cent of the global care workforce
  • Women perform more than three quarters of all unpaid care work

Key events

1. Beyond crisis: Driving gender equality and empowerment for women and girls of all ages through social protection

2. The Gender Pay Gap: Addressing gendered income inequality. Applying the principle of equal pay for work of equal value in times of crisis and rising poverty

Some other events in which ILO will be involved:

1. Women in trade unions fight poverty through a gender transformative world of work (ITUC & Global Unions)
When:    11 March 2024, 12:30 – 14.00 PM EST
Where:    CCUN 11th floor, New York

2. A Care-led Transition Towards a Sustainable Future: Pathways to Address Poverty and the Climate Crisis with a Gender Lens (Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Finland, the Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR)

When:    11 March 2024, 16:45 – 18.00 PM EST
Where:    CR F UNHQ, New York

3. Harnessing Social Protection to Tackle Poverty and Empower Women and Girls (Permanent Mission of Belgium and the Delegation of the European Union to the UN)
When:    12 March 2024, 10:00 – 11.15 AM EST
Where:    CR 12 UNHQ, New York

4. Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective (Ministry of Social Solidarity of Algeria, OSAA and UNDP)
When:    12 March 2024, 16:00 – 17.30 PM EST
Where:    UNDP, One United Nations Plaza New York, New York

5. Multilateral Approach to Achieve SDGS By 2030; Through The Lens Of Gender Equality (INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF WOMEN and the CSW NGO Committee)
When:    12 March 2024, 16:30 – 18.00 PM EST
Where:    CCUN 8th floor UNDP, New York

6. Accelerating gender equality through systemic change in the world of work (NGO Coalition to end violence and harassment in the world of work)
When:    13 March 2024, 8:30 – 10.15 AM EST
Where:    VIRTUAL

7. Mobilizing for Ratification of ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment (C190). Ahead of its Five-Year Anniversary (Government of Mexico / Humans Rights Watch)
When:    13 March 2024, 13:00 – 14.30 PM EST
Where:    Permanent Mission of Mexico

8. Strengthening Women Worker Voice in the Workplace and Beyond as Core to Poverty Reduction and Gender Equality (US Government)
When:    13 March 2024, 13:00 – 15.00 PM EST
Where:    U.S. Mission to the United Nations

9. Times They Are A-Changing: Social dialogue as a tool for combating sexual harassment in the workplace (Denmark)
When:    13 March 2024, 13:15 – 14.30 PM EST
Where:    CR 8 UNHQ, New York

10. Paving the Way for a Gender-Equal Economy (Nordic Council of Ministers, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)
When:    13 March 2024, 16:45 – 18.00 PM EST
Where:    CR 12 UNHQ, New York

11. Gender and the undervaluation of health and care work – Debate and Launch of the WHO Fair Share for Health and Care Report (WHO)
When:    13 March 2024, 18:00 – 19.00 PM EST
Where:    UNHQ NE Corner, New York

12. High-Level Dialogue Foundations for a Bi-Regional Pact of Care between Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union (EU-LAC Foundation, ECLAC, UN Women, in partnership with the National Institute of Women of Mexico, the Global Alliance for Care and UNDP)
When:    14 March 2024, 9:30 – 11.30 AM EST
Where:    Instituto Cervantes, New York

13. Leveraging the Moment to Mobilize Support for Women Worker Voice and Action workshop (US Government and/or the Ford Foundation)
When:    14 March 2024, 11:00 – 17.00 PM EST
Where:    Ford Foundation, New York

14. The care society: The intersection of Poverty Eradication and Economic Justice for all Women and Girls (Chile)
When:    14 March 2024, 11:30 – 12.45 AM EST
Where:    CR 12 UNHQ, New York

15. Care as a Human Right and its Intersection with Public Finance and Tax Justice (Oxfam, the National Institute of Women of Mexico (INMUJERES), UN Women, and the Global Alliance for Care (GAC)
When:    14 March 2024, 13:30 – 15.00 PM EST
Where:    Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations, New York

16. Gender Equality in Climate Action: The Role of Legal and Policy Frameworks in Delivering a Gender-Responsive Just Transition (ILO, IDLO, UNFCCC, Germany)
When:    19 March 2024, 10:00 – 11.15 AM EST
Where:    CR 6 UNHQ, New York

17. Shaping Inclusive Futures: Gender and AI at Work (INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION)
When:    19 March 2024, 11:30 – 12.45 PM EST
Where:    CR C UNHQ, New York

18. Feminist Perspectives towards Care/Caring Economy and the Role of the International Financial Architecture Reform (Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations; Women's Major Group; GWLVoices; UNWOMEN; OHCHR)
When:    20 March 2024, 15:00 – 16.15 PM EST
Where:    CR 6 UNHQ, New York

19. Bridging Gaps, Building Futures: Exploring the Intersection of Care Work, Poverty Elimination, Social Protection, and Gender Equality (Global Alliance for Care, Governments of Spain, Chile, and Mexico through its National Institute of Women and UN Women)
When:    21 March 2024, 16:45 – 18.00 PM EST
Where:    CR 6 UNHQ, New York
Details about all side events here