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

Gender equality is the responsibility of all and progress will only be achieved if we all play our part.

Martin Chungong
Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union

The initiative is a reflection of the ever-growing attention which needs to be given to empowering young women and girls.

Yvette Stevens
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the United Nations in Geneva

I pledge to support female leadership at the management positions of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN (PR,...

Jürg Lauber
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York

The promotion of gender equality and women empowerment is a top priority of Italy's foreign policy and development cooperation.

Maria Assunta Accili
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Italy to International Organizations in Vienna

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
How can we turn the Secretary General's strategy for gender parity from policy to reality?

How can we turn the Secretary General's strategy for gender parity from policy to reality?

Briefing with Ms Katja Pehrman, Senior Advisor at UN Women
May 25, 2018 @ 16:00
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