It is my great pleasure to submit formally my commitments on concrete, measurable actions to advance gender equality. I have personally taken the IGC Panel Parity Pledge, and will ask the members of my senior management team to commit to this as well. Thank you once again for having launched and nurtured this very important initiative. It will no doubt have a significant impact on the role of international Geneva in advancing the goal of gender equality.
I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
International Labour Organization
I also commit to undertake the following:
In invitations to the International Labour Conference and any Regional Meetings, I will reiterate my call for a minimum critical mass of 30% women delegates - with a parity goal of 45%-55% - and include a relevant sex-disaggregated info-graphic.
Track progress on senior-level mechanisms in the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality to ensure accountability for promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.
In the context of the ILO Women at Work Centenary Initiative, release a report of the findings from the Gallup World Poll covering the attitudes of the world's women and men towards women's lives and work on "International Women's Day", and undertake in-depth work on care, with a view to giving new impetus to the ILO's work on gender equality in planning for its 2nd century.
Track progress on the use of the gender marker to assess and report on the implementation of the ILO's Programme and Budget Outcomes.