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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

On March 19th, the first day of the Commission on the Status of Women session, the Netherlands government hosted a side event on decent work for women with the aim to engage all relevant parties in support of paying living wages for women workers. Jenny Holdcroft, from IndustriALL Global Union underlined the importan

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

UNSWC is held in Manhattan, New York. The main events are held in the official United Nations building, which require official passes to enter. There are a number of satellite locations which are accessible to folks without official status. All events appear to be presented in English only.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

It began with the international labour briefing where union women from across the world strategized about lobbying their governments to ensure labour’s priorities are reflected in the Agreed Conclusions document being negotiated by members states.  After the briefing, I joined a committee of union women to review the Draft Agreed Conclusions document, and develop labour’s priority recommen

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's opening remarks reiterated the priority theme “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of Millennium Development Goals for women and girls, and the review theme  “access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Every year women from across the globe come together in New York 

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The experience of attending UNCSW58 has been simply incredible so far.  Our trade union delegation is made up of incredible women from around the globe and we all share the goal of ensuring that gender equity, access to education, protection of public services, decent work, decent wages and an extension of labour laws to all sectors are a part of this years' agreed upon conclusions.<

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