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 will act as an advocate for gender parity as an IAEA Governor, in public fora & work towards mainstreaming gender in all aspects of our work at the Int. Org. in Vienna. Give opportunity for all.

David Hall
Ambassador and Resident Representative to the IAEA, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations in Vienna

The participation of women in decision-making, conflict prevention and resolution and any other peace initiative is essential to the realization of lasting peace.

David Fernandez Puyana
Ambassador, Permanent Observer, United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE) to the United Nations in Geneva, Permanent Delegate, UPEACE to the UNESCO in Paris

The need for gender equality cuts across all levels and all ages.

Alex Conte
Executive Director, Child Rights Connect

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.


Organisational culture for gender equality: in conversation with Elizabeth Broderick and Michael Møller

As part of the Gender Champions Challenge, the Australian Mission in Geneva and the IGC held a high-level discussion to explore concrete ways to advance a more inclusive workplace culture on 23 July 2020.

IGC's Five-Year Anniversary: Changing Institutions & Mindsets

As part of IGC's Fifth Anniversary celebrations, the leaders of four Impact Groups in Trade, Disarmament, Representation & Justice, gathered on 1 July 2020 to reflect on what has worked, as well as opportunities and challenges going forward.

Five years of commitment, collaboration & impact: Champions celebrate IGC’s five-year anniversary and look forward to the future

On 29 June 2020, Champions and Alumni kicked off a week-long celebration of the International Gender Champions (IGC) initiative’s fifth anniversary during a cross-hub virtual event.


IGC Workshop - Courageous & Constructive Conversations

IGC Workshop - Courageous & Constructive Conversations

Open to the IGC network only - By registration
September 24, 2020 @ 15:00
Women in Armed Policing: WINS in conversation with the leadership team from the United Kingdom Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Women in Armed Policing: WINS in conversation with the leadership team from the United Kingdom Civil Nuclear Constabulary

WINS wishes to encourage women to consider a career in areas of nuclear security where they are not necessarily well represented including law enforcement, guarding and response force roles in the context of the civil nuclear sector.
October 09, 2020 @ 17:00
Le genre au temps des pandémies

Le genre au temps des pandémies

Une formation virtuelle organisée par l'Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales.
November 04, 2020 @ 10:00