International Gender Champions

A leadership network that brings together female and male decision-makers to break down gender barriers.

I am happy to be an International Gender Champion. I encourage other senior leaders to be part of this campaign for equality.

António Guterres
Secretary-General, United Nations

I am a strong advocate of gender equality. We have to break down gender stereotypes, and enable women to reach their full potential within and beyond the UN.

Katalin Annamária Bogyay
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Hungary to the United Nations in New York

Namibia has always recognised the fated relationship between peace and gender equality, and development and gender equality.

Sabine Böhlke-Möller
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Namibia to the United Nations in Geneva

A society cannot reach its potential if half of its population is denied participation.

Yann Borgstedt
Founder and Chairman, Womanity Foundation

I am proud to be an International Gender Champion.

Julian Braithwaite
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations in Geneva

Fifty per cent of the population warrants the same visibility as the other fifty percent.

We ALL support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge


In addition to the Panel Parity Pledge, each Gender Champion makes two individual commitments specific to moving gender equality forward in their organization.


Meet the UN Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination Against Women in Law and in Practice

Listen to the five members of the UN Working Group and read their latest report presented at the Human Rights Council 38th sessions

Towards Gender Parity at UN 73rd General Assembly

Letter by International Gender Champion Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly calling for gender parity at UNGA elections next week

Gender Champion Guy Ryder supports Harass Free Assemblies at the ILC

Let’s lead by making time’s up for harassment a reality: zero tolerance for harassment at the International Labour Conference.


Women and Global Diplomacy

Women and Global Diplomacy

The UN Museum Geneva presents a temporary exhibition on Women and Global Diplomacy: From Peace Movements to the United Nations
May 18, 2018 @ 12:30
What's on the gender agenda at HRC38

What's on the gender agenda at HRC38

Annual Full Day of discussion on the rights of women and oral updates at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council.
June 18, 2018 @ 09:00
Luminarium for Girls' Education

Luminarium for Girls' Education

Unique exhibition on girls’ education involving a large temporary arts structure and a damaged classroom in the grounds of the Palais des Nations.
June 18, 2018 @ 13:15