Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work Draft agreed conclusions 7/8

Strengthening women’s collective voice, leadership and decision-making
(y) Enact policies and special measures to ensure equal representation and leadership
of women in economic decision-making structures and institutions, as well as in enterprises
and on corporate boards; (Based on E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (n))

(z) Protect the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining to enable
women workers, including informal and migrant workers, to organize and join unions and
participate in economic decision-making and design of policies for the world of work;
(E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (aa))

(aa) Support tripartite collaboration among Governments, employers and women
workers and their organizations to prevent and redress gender inequalities in the world of work;
(E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (bb))

(bb) Encourage and support women’s leadership in trade unions and workers’
organizations and urge all trade union leaders to effectively represent the interests of women
workers; (E/CN.6/2017/3, para 49 (cc))

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