Making workplaces supportive of exclusive and continued breastfeeding

Nutrition seminar
Friday, 2 August 2013
12:30 to 14:00, Room III (R3-South)
International Labour Organization (ILO)

Guest Speakers:

Ms Jane Hodges
Chief of Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch
Conditions of Work and Equality Department, ILO

Dr Carmen Casanovas
Nutrition for Health and Development
World Health Organization (WHO)

Ms Odile Frank
Health Officer, Public Services International

Ms Francoise Ndayishimiy
Senior Gender Advisor, UNAIDS

The seminar aims at raising awareness of ILO staff, colleagues in United Nations sister entities and the general public about the contribution of the world of work to exclusive and continued breastfeeding upon nursing workers’ return to work, as well as the benefits of workplace breastfeeding arrangements for workers and their infants, employers and society as a whole.

The discussion will highlight the ILO international standards on maternity protection, trends in national laws, practical workplace measures, and innovative lessons learned. Panellists will also highlight the role of tripartite constituents and other global and national stakeholders in promoting exclusive and continued breastfeeding in line with international recommendations through the workplace. The activity represents ILO’s contribution to World Breastfeeding Week, and is part of the partnership and support to WHO.


Disclaimer: The named authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in this presentation.

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