Notes on Progress of Platform for Action: Unwaged Work Issue is Contentious

Unwaged work continues to be a contentious issue at the Fourth World Conference On Women. The European Union is seeking a return to language from the Social Summit held by the UN in Copenhagen this past summer. Language at that conference did not contain provisions urging countries to count women’s unwaged work in their national accounting systems.

Proposed Fourth World Conference On Women language urges countries to count women’s unwaged work in a national satellite count separate from the Gross National Product of those countries.



Jennifer Jackman, FMF

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