Gender Equality and Decent Work - Selected ILO Conventions and Recommendations that promote Gender Equality as of 2012

This compilation of international labour standards that are especially relevant to gender equality updates the 2006 edition, as some important developments have since taken place.

These include the 2008 International Labour Conference adoption of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization, which places gender equality at the core of the Decent Work Agenda; the 2009 Conference Resolution concerning gender equality at the heart of decent work, which gives the ILO a 21st century framework for supporting gender-responsive policies in all its activities and programming; the 2010 Conference’s HIV and AIDS Recommendation (No. 200); and its Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) and accompanying Recommendation (No. 201).

Full texts of the standards are presented in the following categories: fundamental principles and rights at work; maternity protection, work and family; employment promotion; specific categories concerning HIV, domestic workers, indigenous peoples, and migrant workers; and working conditions. The compilation is also available on CD-ROM.