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 pledge to continue getting actively engaged in the promotion of gender equality in the daily work of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland as well as in the broader context of the United Nations and the...

Claude Wild
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to International Organizations in Vienna

Gender equality is the responsibility of all and progress will only be achieved if we all play our part. We need to challenge those who have not been playing theirs.

Martin Chungong
Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union

Gender equality is essential for improvements in humanitarian accountability, and I am delighted to be part of this initiative to move towards a more equitable humanitarian system.

Judith F. Greenwood
Executive Director, CHS Alliance

Promoting progress towards building a world that guarantees the rights of women and girls is more than a challenge. It’s a necessity and an obligation.

Michelle Bachelet
President of the Republic of Chile, and former Executive-Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

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

We ALL support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge

Pledges

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

News

Gender Champions initiative celebrates 3-year anniversary

The International Gender Champions initiative was created in Geneva 3 years ago, on 1 July 2015. Watch what the Champions think about it!

IGC has its first Finance Minister

Minister Bill Morneau of Canada wishes to form an International Gender Champions-Finance Hub with other Ministers and high-level officials.

Gender Champion Vojislav Šuc stands against harassment at Human Rights Council

Listen to his strong statement at the opening of the 38th session of the Human Rights Council on Monday 18 June 2018.

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

Events

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
IGC - Geneva 3rd Focal Points meeting

IGC - Geneva 3rd Focal Points meeting

3rd quarterly meeting of the IGC Focal Points network in Geneva in 2018.
September 11, 2018 @ 09:30