U.N. To Address Gender Inequality At Labor Conference

U.N. To Address Gender Inequality At Labor Conference

From All Africa.

Persistent and profound disadvantages faced by many African women in the workforce are among the top items on the agenda at the U.N. International Labor Conference, underway in Geneva.

The conference is addressing employment, growth and social progress, the environment, poverty and the role of women.

“We are equipping ourselves with the means to make the world of work a better, more humane, kinder and fairer one in which all have a place and where all can have equal opportunity to realize their potential,” said Director General Guy Ryder, according to a report in All Africa.

Ryder detailed seven initiatives including a green initiative focused on the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable development path; the end to poverty initiative; women at work initiative and an enterprises initiative.

“An organization which needs to connect better with the realities of business and respond better to business needs should be making efforts to engage with enterprises,” Ryder said. “I have been left in no doubt that there is considerable interest from enterprises in bringing this about.”

Read more at All Africa.