Celebrating International Equal Pay Day: Building back a better future of work by ensuring pay equity – A global call to action

On the occasion of the first International Equal Pay Day, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) organized a virtual global Call to Action encouraging all labour market actors to take the necessary steps to ensure that equal pay is at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery efforts worldwide.
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Event type: Conferences, meetings, symposiums

Start date: 18 September 2020 | Start time: 09:00 UTC−04:00
End date: 18 September 2020 | End time: 10:30 UTC−04:00

Location: Online, Zoom

Event description

On the occasion of the first International Equal Pay Day, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) organized a virtual global Call to Action encouraging all labour market actors to take the necessary steps to ensure that equal pay is at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery efforts worldwide.

The event comprised a panel discussion with leading governments, global equal pay activists, academics, business leaders, and trade unionists, such as former Minister of Social Affairs and Equality of Iceland Thorsteinn Viglundsson, Captain of US National Women’s Soccer team Megan Rapinoe, and journalist and equal pay advocate Samira Ahmed, followed by remarks from the EPIC Secretariat, Director General of International Labour Organization Guy Ryder, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and Secretary General of OECD José Angel Gurria.

Sponsored by: UN Women Headquarters, Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC)