Focal Points Meeting - 2017 3rd Quarterly Meeting
The IGC Focal Points meet four times a year to get briefed on recent updates of the initiative and discuss main areas of work and impact.
‘Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’. Presentations by:
- Ms. Lakshmi Puri, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women
- Ms. Manuela Tomei, Director of the ILO Conditions of Work and Employment Department
What actions can we take to strengthen the participation of women in standards setting?
How can standards make a difference for the empowerment of women and girls?
Following the March 20th, 2017 launch of the publication "Shaping the International Agenda: Raising Women’s Voices in Intergovernmental Forums" - Use the power of the IGC focal point group to think through how to leverage its findings into your organisation.
How can women have a voice on the international stage? How can we ensure equal participation of women and men at the negotiating and decision-making table?
The glass ceiling is the invisible barrier that prevents women from rising to the highest ranks when pursuing a career. Statistics show that this barrier also exists for women working at the United Nations.
In collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in Geneva, a panel discussion moderated by Mr. David Eades, BBC journalist