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Meeting Addresses Discrimination and Equality in the Workplace

(New York, 8 October 2006) - On 6-7 October experts from companies,employer organizations, trade unions, non-governmental organizations and international organizations from around the world came together in London to discuss challenges and good practices related to implementation of Principle 6 of the UN Global Compact (elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation).
The Global Compact Policy Dialogue 2006 was convened by the International Labour Office and the UN Global Compact Office, with support from the London Development Agency.
Meeting workshops covered topics such as equal opportunities for men and women, ethnic discrimination, age discrimination, discrimination on the basis of HIV/AIDS status, and disability. A report is forthcoming.
The good practices, tools and examples highlighted at the event will be elaborated in a joint ILO/Global Compact publication entitled "Valuing Diversity" to be published early in 2007.  Companies and other interested in contributing good practice examples to the publication are invited to contact the Global Compact Office.
Download the meeting program.

Your Guide to the 2006 Global Compact Policy Dialogue - Combating Discrimination and Promoting Equality
Please contact Ursula Wynhoven (wynhoven@un.org) for more information.