Progress and Challenges in Closing the Gender Pay Gap and other Gender-based Gaps within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Framework

11 Oct 2018

More than 400 Government, Employers’ and Workers’ delegates from 35 countries of the Americas gathered in Panama City on Thursday 4th October 2018 for an Information Session entitled Progress and Challenges in Closing the Gender Pay Gap and other Gender-based Gaps within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Framework.  The session was organized by the International Labour Office, on the occasion of its 19th American Regional Meeting which took place from 2-5 October 2018.

The objectives of the session were to:

  • Share information on the current status of the gender pay gap and other gender gaps, and to socialize advances in legislation, public policy, and specific measures taken by tripartite continents to move towards equality; and
  • Present the objectives and main actions of EPIC and how it could be structured in the Region.

Key speakers were Her Excellency, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, Vice president of Panama, Rakesh Patry, Director General, Employment and Social Development Canada, Manuela Tomei, Director of the ILO’s Conditions of Work and Equality Department (via Video) and Lisa Wong, ILO’s Senior Officer on Non-Discrimination.  The session was moderated by Panama’s Minister of Labour, Mr. Ernesto Carles.

 

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