Gilbert F. Houngbo
Director-General , International Labour Organization
Gilbert F. Houngbo

Equal rights and opportunity for women and girls are essential for social justice to prevail and key to productive, resilient economies. Through initiatives such as the IGC we can together make gender equality a reality.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Actively promote the prevention and elimination of gender-based violence and harassment within the ILO and in the ILO’s work. Promote the ratification and implementation of ILO Convention 190 in speeches and interventions and ensure follow up of the recommendations of the Internal Audit of the Effectiveness of the ILO Sexual Harassment Policy and Implementation.
Strengthen accountability for promoting gender equality within the ILO, including by ensuring that gender equality features regularly on meeting agendas of the Senior Management Team and Global Management Team, and promote gender parity in ILO governance mechanisms including the International Labour Conference (ILC) and Regional Meetings.