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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?

Despite some modest gains in some regions in the world, millions of women are losing ground in their quest for equality in the world of work, according to a new report prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as part of the ILO's Women at Work Centenary Initiative.


    Today, as we celebrate International Women's Day, we affirm that when it comes to Getting to Equal by 2030, The Future is Now. Last year the United Nations adopted a transformative agenda - the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


    On the occasion of International Women's Day (8 March), the International Labour Organization (ILO) will publish a new report entitled " Women at Work: Trends 2016", and hold an interactive panel discussion on how to harness the newly adopted 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to deliver on decent work for women.