International Women's Day

ILO to launch WESO Trends for Women 2018 - Global Snapshot

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau


TheInternational Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its "World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2018 – Global snapshot," on Wednesday, 7 March at 21:00 GMT, on the eve of International Women's Day marked on 8 March.

Updated statistics

The snapshot provides updated statistics on employment rates for women compared to men and women's participation in the labour market throughout the world.

It also briefly looks at the different challenges women face in the world of work and suggests strong policy responses to reduce gender inequalities on the labour market.

Embargoed electronic copies of the Snaphot, and associated media material will be made available to journalists upon request, starting on the morning of Wednesday, 7 March, by contacting or the Department of Communication and Public Information at +4122/799-7912.
The Snapshot and all associated material and information are under strict embargo until 21.00 GMT (22:00 Geneva time) on Wednesday, 7 March.
Interviews by print, web or broadcast media can be scheduled via the ILO Department of Communication: , +4122/799-7912. Video coverage of the press conference is available, upon request immediately following the event. The ILO TV studio and ISDN line can be booked for broadcasters wishing to interview the authors by contacting the Department of Communication/Radio and TV Unit on +4122/799-7935 or .