ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 27
Plain English recommendation
(a) Increase the number of women in decision-making roles, in public and private sectors.
(b) End the gender pay gap, and tackle gender-based segregation in the labour market.
(c) Guarantee equal pay for work of equal vaue, without discrimination.
Original UN recommendation
The Committee recommends that the State party:
(a) Intensify its efforts to increase the level of representation of women in decision-making positions, in both the public and private sectors.
(b) Adopt effective measures to eliminate the persistent gender pay gap, including by addressing the significant vertical and horizontal gender-based segregation in the labour market, which results in women occupying lower-paid positions and facing obstacles to their enjoyment of career opportunities on an equal footing with men.
(c) Increase its efforts to ensure equal remuneration for work of equal value, without distinction of any kind.
Date of UN examination
UN article number
3 (equality between men and women), 6 (right to work), 7 (just and safe working conditions)
Original UN document
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