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The gender pay gap: Addressing gender income inequality

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Hosted by Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) with the sponsorship of the governments of Canada, Iceland, Panama, Ukraine and Switzerland, this event will be an opportunity to share best practices and strategies to close the gender pay gap including in times of multiple overlapping crises, explore the potential impact of closing the gender pay gap on addressing women’s poverty and strengthen global, regional and national commitments to pay equity as one of the strategies to reduce poverty, as well as strengthening EPIC membership.


Jemimah Njuki
Chief of the Economic Empowerment section
UN Women
Chidi King
Branch Chief, Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Monika Queisser
Senior Counsellor to the Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate and the Head of Social Policy Division
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Doris Zapata Acevedo
Minister of Labor and Workforce Development of the Republic of Panama
Tetiana Berezhna
Deputy Minister of Economy
Maha Ali
Secretary General
Jordanian National Commission for Women


Rakesh Patry
Director General, International and Intergovernmental Labour Affairs and and Chair of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC)

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