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 personally and Gavi, more generally, are committed to the principle of gender equity and I am pleased that Gavi has joined...

Seth Berkley
Chief Executive Officer, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

Australia is strongly committed to gender equality and empowering women and girls to participate fully in economic, social...

Gillian Elizabeth Bird
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations in New York

We need to talk seriously about gender equality. We need to talk about it every day.

Marc-André Blanchard
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York

Excluding women from any economic activity has always been, and will always be, bad policy.

Daniel Blockert
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the World Trade Organization

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.


Gender Champion Dr Tedros supports Harass Free Assemblies

Let’s lead by making time’s up for harassment a reality: zero tolerance for harassment at the World Health Assembly.

Staffan de Mistura s'engage pour la participation des femmes syriennes dans les négocations pour la paix en Syrie - VIDEO

«Les femmes syriennes étaient les premières à demander et obtenir que l'on puisse commencer par des cessez-le-feu.»

How can we make equal pay for women and men a reality?

On average, women in the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region earn only 81.8 cents for every euro men make. At the current rate, over 100 years will be needed to close the gap.


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
Women's Voices in the Media: Changing the World

Women's Voices in the Media: Changing the World

Jill Abramson, Senior Lecturer at Harvard University, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations, will explore key female voices.
May 29, 2018 @ 18:30


SEVEN stories, SEVEN women. Performed as a reading in more than 42 countries, SEVEN the play tells the stories of seven courageous women activists from Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala and Cambodia who overcame abuse of power and advanced Women’s rights. First time ever in Geneva and at the United Nations, this major event will be opened by a powerful performance by world-renowned opera singer Barbara Hendricks.
June 14, 2018 @ 18:30