Media Advisory: The first Steering Committee Meeting to Launch the Joint Programme on advancing the Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Partners to the joint programme “Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine” will gather for the first steering committee meeting on 03 October 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.

With the presence of high-level representatives of national institutions of the three partner countries, representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations, the civil society, as well as representatives of the implementing UN agencies, UN Women and ILO, this meeting will see keynote addresses of national representatives on importance of inclusive, gender-responsive socio-economic development. Presentation of key findings of the inception phase that aimed to validate the programme’s approach and tailor its services to each of the three partner countries will follow. The meeting will conclude discussion on the next steps in the programme to achieve its objectives.

The 2019-2022 programme seeks to support women to benefit from opportunities for better jobs, security at workplaces, equal access to professional development, social protection for families and better prospects for personal development and integration in society.  

The programme is generously funded by and implemented in collaboration with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

When: 03 October 2019, from 10.00h to 14.30h (Meeting Agenda)

Where: JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, Meeting Room Cheops1, Ring Road-Mirage City, Cairo, Egypt

Who: Members of the Steering Committee of the joint programme: high-level representation from Egypt Ministry of Manpower and National Council for Women, from Jordan Ministry of Labour and National Council for Women, from Palestine Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Women Affairs and Ministry of National Economy, workers’ and employers’ representatives, civil society organisations, as well as representatives of the implementing UN agencies, UN Women and ILO.

Language: Arabic and English

Media are invited to attend this event.

About UN Women:

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

About ILO:

Since 1919, the ILO has been bringing together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. It is the only tripartite agency of the U.N.

About Sida:

Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through our work and in cooperation with others, we contribute to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development (PGU).

Follow the hashtags #work4women and #DecentWork for live updates on UN Women (@unwomenarabic) , ILO (@ILOCairo) and Sida (@Sida) Twitter accounts.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Maha Rateb

Communication and Advocacy Analyst

UN Women Egypt

Tel: 23240556


Ms. Asmaa Rezk

Senior Communication and Information Management Assistant

ILO Egypt

Tel: 201099760450


Mr. David Svab

Programme Management Specialist

JP Work4Women 

UN Women Regional Office for Arab States