Organized by Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute and World Health Organization (WHO)
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium 2, Maison de la Paix
Migrant women care workers act as a cushion for states lacking adequate public provision for long-term care, particularly for older people and the sick. Together with the rising demographic dependency ratios and female labor force participation, aging in late industrial and middle-income economies is leading to care deficits worldwide. WHO has produced a new analytical report on this population group, collating evidence across sectors and covering countries that send and receive large numbers of migrant women working in the care sector.
This event will present the report and its findings and key messages on the state of evidence on this population group, the work they do and the lives they lead, the emergence of global care chains and transnational families, as well as the legal and policy frameworks which affect their lives, and what needs to change.
The high-level panelists include:
1) Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization
2) Ambassador Laura Thompson, Deputy Director General, International Organization for Migration
3) Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
4) Dr Princess Nothemba Simelela, Assistant Director General, Family, Women’s and Children’s Health Cluster, World Health Organization
5) Bernhard Schwartländer, Chef de Cabinet, World Health Organization
6) Dr Alan Ludowyke, Director, International Health, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka
7) Dr Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute
8) Dr Veronica Magar, Gender, Equity and Rights Team Leader, World Health Organization