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(ILC 2009 Conclusions on gender equality, para. 4, p66)Management and Leadership Development Programme143Circular No. 564 of 17 December 1999; International Labour Conference, Provisional Record No. 13,Sixth item on the agenda: Gender equality at the heart of decent work (general discussion), Report of theCommittee on Gender Equality, 98th Session, 3-19 June 2009 (includes ILC 2009 Conclusions ongender equality, pp65-78).
1.1The rights-based case for gender equalityEquality between men and women is a matter of social justice. It isalso a matter of international human rights law and the subject ofmany human rights instruments. Here are some of the most importantones (the list is not exhaustive):International mandates for gender equality and women’s rights:These include:Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948;International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and Economic, Social andCultural Rights (ICESCR), 1966;UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security;UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1979;Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and their follow-up documents, 1995 topresent;UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, 1993;Cairo Programme of Action, 1994;Millennium Development Goal No. 3 on gender equality and women’s empowerment,2000;Protocol to the African Charter of Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women inAfrica, 2003;Declaration on Gender and Development by Heads of State or Government of theSouthern African Development Community (SADC);Revised Arab Charter on Human Rights (2008), article 3 confirming equality betweenwomen and men in the Arab world;Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (December 2000), especiallyArticle 21 on non-discrimination, Article 23 on equality between men and women, andArticle 33 on family and professional life;OAS Convention on the Prevention, Sanction and Elimination of Violence Against Women(Belém do Pará Convention), 1994;ECOSOC resolution E/2004/L.14, which requests all United Nations entities tostrengthen their efforts in gender mainstreaming and to develop time-bound action plansfor implementing gender mainstreaming strategies;See also Bureau for Gender Equality,ABC of women workers’ rights and gender equality,2nd edn (Geneva: ILO, 2007), p7; EC/ITC-ILO,Toolkit on mainstreaming gender equality inEC development cooperation. section 1: Handbook on concepts and methods formainstreaming gender equality(Brussels: European Commission, 2004), pp30–7.Managing for Gender Equality15
ILO international labour standards include:the Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100);the Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111);the Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156);the Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183).

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