EPIC First Meeting of Interim Steering Committee

Following the launch of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) in September 2017, the Secretariat approached countries which had shown interest in supporting EPIC, to be part of the Steering Committee. Its first official meeting was convened under the auspices of Switzerland, Chair of the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee has been established to ensure that EPIC operates credibly, effectively and strategically.

The Steering Committee comprises a maximum of two countries from each of the following regions: Europe, Americas, Africa, Asia/Pacific, and Arab States, as well as one representative from both workers’ and employers’ Organizations, nominated by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and International Organization of Employers (IOE) respectively. Country representatives include Canada, Iceland, Korea, Panama, South Africa and Switzerland.

The Steering Committee will guide EPIC’s activities, providing direction and leadership on action to reduce the gender pay gap and achieve equal pay for work of equal value. It will facilitate strategic coherence at the global, regional and national levels.

Objective of the event

To establish operational guidelines and priorities for EPIC through 2020.


Download the Agenda and the List of Participants.

Further information

Please contact EPIC@ilo.org.