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.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Continue implementing the comprehensive strategy for 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, including adjusting or adapting measures to take into account the challenges of COVID-19 and recovery.
Taking into account the challenges of COVID-19 and recovery, promote gender parity in ILO governance mechanisms including the International Labour Conference (ILC) and Regional Meetings. Highlight in any invitations the importance of women’s equal representation in tripartite national delegations, with an info-graph for comparison across regions and by tripartite group. Follow up after the ILC with those governments whose tripartite delegations did not meet a minimum critical mass target of 30% women, with the goal of gender parity (defined as 47% to 53%).