Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. Draft agreed conclusions 3/8



13. The Commission urges governments, the relevant entities of the United Nations system, international and regional organizations, women’s and other civil society organizations, and the private sector, to take the following actions at the national, regional, and global levels: Strengthening normative and legal frameworks for full employment and decent work for all women 

(a) Achieve universal ratification without reservations and full implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and relevant ILO conventions and recommendations; (E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (a))
 (b) Strengthen laws and regulatory frameworks that prohibit discrimination against women regarding entry into the labour market and terms and conditions of employment, and provide means of redress in cases of non-compliance; (Based on E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (c)) 
(c) Strengthen and enforce laws and workplace policies that prohibit discrimination in the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in the public and private sectors, and provide means of redress in cases of non-compliance; (E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (d)) 
(d) Undertake legislative and administrative reforms to ensure women’s equal access to and ownership and control over productive resources and assets, such as land and other forms of property, financial resources, inheritance, natural resources and information and communications technologies; (E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (f))
 (e) Eliminate occupational segregation by addressing discriminatory social norms and promoting women’s equal participation in labour markets, education and training, and encourage women to diversify their occupational choices and enter jobs in emerging fields and growing economic sectors; (Based on E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (e)) 
(f) Enact and enforce laws and regulations that uphold the principle of equal pay for work of equal value, in compliance with international labour standards, such as ILO Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951, (No. 100), and provide means of redress; (Based on E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (m)) 
(g) Ratify and implement ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), and enact and enforce laws and regulations that give effect to ILO Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183) and Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156), and other relevant ILO Conventions for the realization of women's right to work and women's right at work; (Based on E/CN.6/2017/3, para 1, 49 (p) and para 49 (t)) 
(h) Strengthen and enforce laws and policies to eliminate violence and harassment against women in the workplace and support the development of an ILO instrument that provides an international standard to address violence and harassment against women in the world of work; (Based on E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (g)) (i) Take special measures to ensure that women who experience multiple and intersecting forms of inequalities, discrimination and marginalization have equal opportunities for decent, good quality work in the public and private sectors; (Based on E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (h))




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