International Women’s Day 2015

Women and the Future of Work: Beijing+20 and Beyond

The ILO celebrated International Women’s Day with a panel discussion on: “Women and the Future of Work: Beijing+20 and Beyond”.

The inter-active panel discussed to what extent we have delivered on the Beijing Platform for Action adopted by the 1995 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing for advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment, including in the world of work, reflect upon the successes and short-comings and debate where we want to go next and how we want to get there. See the information note on Beijing+20


  • ILO Director-General Guy Ryder
  • Ambassador Regina Maria Cordeiro Dunlop, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations
  • Ms Maria Victoria Giulietti, Unión Industrial Argentina (UIA)
  • Ms Brigitta Szabo-Zsura, Democratic League of Independent Trade Unions, Hungary
  • Ms Shauna Olney, Chief, Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (ILO)
The discussion will be moderated by Geneva journalist and radio host Catherine Fiankan-Bokonga and invite participation from the audience.

The theme “women and the future of work” recognizes the importance of the women at work and future of work initiatives launched by the ILO Director-General in 2013 as part of the run-up to the ILO’s centenary in 2019.

The event takes place within the broad framework of the United Nations themef or International Women’s Day, which is “Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!"