98th Session of the International Labour Conference: Gender Equality at the Heart of Decent Work
3-19 June 2009
Host / Sponsor: ILO
The year 2009 is significant in many ways for the International Labour Organization (ILO). It is the 90th anniversary of the founding of the ILO, the 10th anniversary of its gender equality action plan and the year the International Labour Conference (ILC) will hold a general discussion on “Gender Equality at the Heart of Decent Work”.
The homonymous ILO Report to the Conference is now available and aims at reviewing the ILO’s progress in assisting constituents to achieve gender equality in the world of work;highlighting its current efforts to implement International Labour Conference (ILC) resolutions and Governing Body decisions on promoting gender equality and mainstreaming it in the Decent Work Agenda; and providing background for constituents to chart a strategic course for future work.
> 98th Session of the International Labour Conference
> Report VI - Gender equality at the heart of decent work - [pdf 1709 KB]
> Gender equality at the heart of decent work, Campaign 2008-2009
UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development
24-26 June 2009
UNHQ, New York, USA
Host / Sponsor: United Nations
The United Nations is convening a three-day summit of world leaders from 24 to 26 June 2009 at its New York Headquarters to assess the worst global economic downturn since the Great Depression. The aim is to identify emergency and long-term responses to mitigate the impact of the crisis, especially on vulnerable populations, and initiate a needed dialogue on the transformation of the international financial architecture, taking into account the needs and concerns of all Member States.
The United Nations summit of world leaders in June was mandated at the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development, held in December 2008 in Doha, Qatar. Member States requested the General Assembly President Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann to organize the meeting “at the highest level”.
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Online Training: Gender Equality Matters
in Humanitarian Action
New York, USA
Host / Sponsor: UN OCHA, IASC Sub-Working Group on Gender and Humanitarian Action
The IASC Sub Working Group (SWG) on Gender and Humanitarian Action spearheaded by OCHA and in collaboration with InterAction, has launched an initiative to develop an E-Learning course to help humanitarian workers mainstream gender strategies into their work.
This course will provide illustrative examples to help you learn how to develop programming that ensures the needs and capacities of women, girls, boys and men are met in humanitarian situations.
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Photo Contest 2009 for Promoting Gender Equality in Education
Through 31 July 2009
Host / Sponsor: UNESCO Bangkok and UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI)
As part of the initiative to promote gender equality in education, UNESCO Bangkok - along with the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), East Asia and Pacific (EAP) and South Asia (SA) - is pleased to invite entries for the Photo Contest 2009 on the theme of: Reversing Realities: Seeking Gender Equality in Education
All entries must be received at the UNESCO Bangkok office by 31 July 2009.
Judging will take place in August 2009 at UNESCO Bangkok.
The 13 winning photos will be announced at the end of September 2009.