Side Event during the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 12:30pm Where: SAP Office, 10 Hudson Yards, Designers Space – 48th floor in the Leonardo Center, New York
The Fair Pay Global Forum will address how to translate fair pay principles into practice. Fair pay for women and men has been high on the international agenda. There is an on-going international call for immediate and concrete action. The Fair Pay Global Forum will gather representatives from companies, trade unions, NGOs, governments and international organisations to exchange ideas and hands-on strategies on how to achieve fair pay.
The gender pay gap with its underlying causes is a global phenomenon: no country can report a wage gap of zero. There is strong support for fair pay, as an issue of fairness in general, and the readiness to act is immense. Politics and the economy have the same aim: payslips should be fair. Irrespective of this consensus, however, women continue to be paid less for the same work or work of equal value. Therefore, the Fair Pay Global Forum calls for concrete action and the exchange of good practices in order to make equal pay for work of equal value a global reality.
The side event is organised by the FPI Fair Pay Innovation Lab in cooperation with the SAP SE. Members of the Equal Pay Platform of Champions and the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) are invited to take an active role in the discussion round.