Thursday, March 16, 2017

Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. Draft agreed conclusions 4/8

Implementing economic and social policies for women’s economic empowerment

  (j) Implement and monitor the impact of macroeconomic policies and reforms for job creation and the promotion of women’s full, equal and productive employment and decent work; (E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (i))
(k) Create decent, good quality jobs for women in the care economy in the public and private sectors; (Based on E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (k)
(l) Expand and reprioritize fiscal expenditures for social protection and care infrastructure, such as early childhood education and health care, as a means of addressing the motherhood pay penalty; (E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (l))
 (m) Establish universal social protection floors, in line with ILO Social Protection Floors recommendation, 2012 (No. 202), as part of national social protection systems to ensure access to social protection for all, including workers outside the formal economy, and progressively achieve higher levels of protection in line with ILO social security standards; (Based on E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (o))
(n) Ensure that both women and men have access to maternity or parental leave allowances and are not discriminated against when availing themselves of such benefits; (Based on E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (p))
(o) Undertake targeted measures to recognize, reduce and redistribute women’s disproportionate burden of unpaid care and domestic work, through flexibility in working arrangements without reductions in labour and social protections, and the provision of infrastructure, technology and public services, such as accessible and quality childcare and care facilities for children and other dependents; (E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (q))
 (p) Systematically measure and incorporate the value of unpaid care and domestic work in the calculation of GDP and the formulation of economic and social policies; (E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (r))
(q) Prioritize the entry into and advancement in labour markets of young women by ensuring access to education and technical and vocational skills training and eliminating the barriers girls and women face in the transition from school to work; (E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (s))

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