UN Women calls for more women and social protections in the workplace

New York, July—As the global economy struggles to recover from the impacts of the financial crisis, UN Women is calling for the urgent enforcement of policies and practices that ensure more women enter the labor market in jobs with decent working conditions and social protections. This call comes as the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is convening to discuss decent work for sustainable prosperity. Under Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet will participate … [Read more...]

UN: WomenWatch – Gender Equality & Trade Policy

  Gender Equality & Trade Policy   Photos © ILO I. Introduction The purpose of this Resource Paper  is to present the collective views of the UN system on the links between gender equality and trade policy. The Paper provides a summary overview of key questions, concerns and policy recommendations while providing reference to related UN resolutions, UN official documentation, publications and websites. The Resource Paper is organized as follows: Section II briefly reviews the … [Read more...]

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