Guy Ryder
Director-General, International Labour Organization
Guy Ryder

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. 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.
  • Ensure effective and timely implementation of the comprehensive strategy aimed at giving effect to the Resolution concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work, adopted in June 2019 by the 108th Session of the International Labour Conference.

  • Improve women’s share of representation in ILO governance mechanisms – especially the International Labour Conference (ILC) and Regional Meetings. Among other things contact those governments with tripartite delegations of less than a minimum critical mass target of 30%, women, with the goal of gender parity; include in relevant invitations sex-disaggregated infographics on such representation by regions and by tripartite group; and increase the capacity of ILO social partners to be able to improve gender parity in ILC and regional meeting delegations.