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A Quantum Leap for Gender Equality - For a Better Future of Work for All - ILO Report

Direct Link to Full 9-Page ILO 2019 Report Executive Summary:

https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/---publ/documents/publication/wcms_674595.pdf

https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_674816

Work-Related Gender Gaps Persist But Solutions Are Clear –ILO Report

Work-related gender gaps have not seen any meaningful improvement for 20 years, but a new ILO report says that the path to progress is clear.

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Drug Policies - Importance of Addressing Special Issues of Women

WOMEN’S RIGHTS MUST BE CENTRAL IN DRUG POLICIES: UN EXPERTS

GENEVA (13 March 2019) – States around the world must address the specific concerns of women in drug policies, say UN human rights experts. The call by the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice came ahead of a high-level meeting on 14-15 March 2019 of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs:

“States must urgently take concrete measures to meet their commitments to ensuring women’s rights in drug policies and programmes. This cannot happen if issues and concerns that are specific to women remain invisible and neglected.”

In keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals, in which gender equality is a stand-alone goal as well as being incorporated in all other goals and targets, tackling the impact of drug policies on women deserves proper attention and visibility.

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Women, Automation, & The Future of Work

Automation, artificial intelligence, and other technological changes are already affecting the number and quality of jobs. The number of workers employed in brick and mortar retail stores has fallen while the number employed in fulfillment centers preparing online orders for shipping increased by 400,000 between 2007 and 2017 (Mandel 2017). In retail stores there are fewer cashiers and more self-checkout machines, more people today find work using online labor platforms, and the number of bank tellers is falling as the public does much of its banking online. These changes and others have led to a rash of research studies on the future of work and what it will mean for workers. One widely cited 2013 study found that 47 percent of all jobs in the United States are at risk of automation with the technology we currently have over “some unspecified number of years, perhaps a decade or two” (Frey and Osborne 2013, p. 38). The Bureau of Labor Statistics, however, projects that the total number of jobs will actually increase by seven percent between 2016 and 2026 (Lacey et al. 2017). Yet other researchers focus on how the content of jobs will change, and the potential for technology to generate new jobs both in current occupational categories and in completely new categories we cannot yet imagine.

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Political Power of Women Suffering "Serious Regression:" UN General Assembly President Warns

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A high-level event on “Women in Power” was held in the General Assembly hall as part of the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), 12 March 2019.

12 March 2019 - There has been a “serious regression” in the political power of women across the world in recent years, UN General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa told delegates to the annual summit of women activists at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

The former Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs who leads the 193-member world body, pointed out that in 2105 it would have taken 30 years to close the gender gap, but now, she told the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), if current trends continue, gender parity will not be reached for “107 years”.

She commended the under-appreciated women of past who “were made invisible, erased from history”, saying they “have been protagonists in the destinies of entire nations; of culture and political thinking; science and innovation; and the most significant social changes”.

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