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GENEVA / WASHINGTON - The ILO-Gallup report, "Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men ", provides a first-ever account of global attitudes and perceptions of women and men regarding women and work.

ILO participatory gender audit facilitator certification
29 May 2017 to 7 July 2017

Master the participatory methodology chosen by leading international and national institutions to self-assess their gender capacities. In this advanced course, we shall be exploring innovative methods. Participants will explore participatory gender auditing (PGA) tools and their versatile use in small and large organizations. 

Deadline for application: 28 April 2017

Including diversity and preventing discrimination
22 May 2017 to 26 May 2017

Workplaces are becoming increasingly diverse and this can bring benefits to organizations, individuals and societies. But diversity inclusion presents challenges that must be understood and addressed. In this training course, we will analyse the various aspects and root causes of discrimination in the world of work and discuss strategies for overcoming barriers to workplace equality, promoting diversity inclusion and helping organizations identify common values and purpose.

Deadline for application: 9 April 2017

Empowering UN System Gender Focal Points
24 April 2017 to 19 May 2017

This training course, which is delivered both online and residentially in Turin, will provide UN system gender focal points with an introduction to the UN gender architecture and explore strategies and tools for identifying and addressing gender equality obstacles within the UN. It will examine gender mainstreaming tools (such as gender markers and the UN system-wide policy on gender equality) and their concrete application and build a community of practice within the UN to foster discussion and sharing of good practices.

Deadline for application: 10 March 2017

Gender and organizational change
24 April 2017 to 28 April 2017

How can organizations become gender responsive and transformative? The presence of more women does not automatically mean greater equality. This ITCILO course analyses success stories and barriers, and goes deeper by looking at gender as part of an organizational change management strategy rather than a stand-alone item on the agenda.

Deadline for application: 10 March 2017

Gender Academy 2017
13 November 2017 to 24 November 2017

In this two-weeks hands on course, enjoy a unique, engaging experience, and the opportunity to work with ILO experts, academics and practitioners from all over the world on gender equality in the world of work, particularly in a development context.

Participants will:


GENEVA/WASHINGTON - The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Gallup will launch a joint report entitled Towards a Better Future for Women and Work: Voices of Women and Men on the occasion of International Women's Day on 8 March.


This video chronicles the work of a One UN project in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The "Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh" or LRP project, as it was known, was launched by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, UN Women and the International Labor Organization (ILO), in response to the severe floods that devastated the area in 2010.

UN News Centre

Sixty million of the world's 67 million domestic workers - 80 per cent of whom are women - lack access to any kind of social security coverage, according to a new report prepared by the United Nations International Labour Organization.


Despite significant progress over the past century, gender equality in the world of work remains an elusive goal. How can we establish a new blueprint for action to make the world of work, in all its dimensions, a more equitable place?