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, 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.
  • Promote the Women at Work Centenary Initiative and its contents during high level meetings and reveal the forthcoming report “The Future of Women at Work” on International Women’s Day.

  • Aim at improving women’s share of representation in ILO governance mechanisms – especially the International Labour Conference and regional meetings. Among other things contact those governments with tripartite delegations of less than a minimum critical mass of 30%, with the aim of gender parity; and include in relevant invitations sex-disaggregated infographics on such representation by regions and by tripartite groups.