Gender balance in the International Labour Conference

This report is a compilation of data on the representation of women and men in the International Labour Conference.

The International Labour Conference is the global forum for social dialogue among the Organization’s tripartite constituents of governments, and workers’ and employers’ organizations. Such dialogue promotes consensus-building on key labour and social issues and inclusive decision making by stakeholders in the world of work. Yet as this annual compilation of statistics shows, women are not equally represented in the national tripartite delegations to the Conference. As a result, women do not have an equal voice in the process of developing and adopting international labour standards, approving the Organization’s programme and budget and electing its Governing Body, as well as on other key matters addressed by the Conference.