World Day for Decent Work 2019 theme: invest in the care economy

This year, on October 7, we will be calling for governments everywhere to increase investment in care to generate economic growth, tackle growing demographic challenges and help overcome gender discrimination by supporting women’s participation in the economy.

Research by the ITUC and many others has shown clearly how investing in the care sector boosts employment of women and men, increases GDP and is essential to overcoming entrenched discrimination against women at work and in society.

More information including background briefings and other materials will be made available in the lead up to the World Day for Decent Work.