TitleEquality in economic and social participation.
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Urges Governments to give high priority to measures and temporary affirmative action programmes that will more rapidly bring about equality in women's economic participation, in particular to programmes that will ensure: (a) women's access to the labour market and to education and training; (b) elimination of sex segregation in the labour market and in education; (c) women's participation in trade unions; (d) equal pay for equal work; (e) equal access to economic resources, including credit and membership in co-operatives; (f) improved conditions in the informal sector including the application of labour standards, and the development or improvement of sex-disaggregated statistics that accurately reflect women's work in the informal economic sector; urges Governments to ratify the conventions of the ILO on equal pay and working conditions; requests the Commission on the Status of Women at its 34th session to consider measures to accelerate the pace of achieving equality in economic and social participation, including the definition and compilation of bench-mark statistical indicators that could be used for national, regional and international reporting as well as affirmative action programmes; requests the Secretary-General to present to the Commission examples of affirmative action programmes that would be effective for the achievement of equality in economic and social participation; also requests the Secretary-General to submit to the Commission on the Status of Women proposals for the definition and compilation of bench-mark statistical indicators of equality in economic and social participation.
Adopted at the 15th plenary meeting, 24 May 1989. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 1st regular session of 1989, 2-24 May 1989. - E/1989/INF/7. - 14 July 1989. - p. 64-66. - Issued in ESCOR, 1989, Suppl. no. 1.