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

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

Globally, women comprise almost 50% of the population – that is half of humanity.

Arancha González
Executive Director, International Trade Centre

Women’s rights are central to every core international instrument, but too often these international obligations remain unimplemented.

John Fisher
Geneva Director, Human Rights Watch

"What we mean by a Feminist policy is to continue to ask where are the women, do they have a voice and a seat at the decision-making table, are they the negotiators and mediators ? If not we will train...

Margot Wallström
Foreign Minister, Government of Sweden

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

Go-live of the new IGC-Den Haag Hub webpage

More than 40 leaders have joined the new IGC-Den Haag Hub. Discover their profiles ahead of the official launch planned for early 2019

Botswana endorses Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade

On Friday 23 October, Her Excellency Ms. Bogolo Kenewendo, Minister of Trade of Botswana signed the Declaration in the presence of His Excellency, President Masisi of Botswana and Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre.

IGC’s Gender-Responsive Assemblies Toolkit - An agenda for concrete action - launched at UNGA

The IGC Representation Impact Group launched its Gender Responsive Assemblies Toolkit at a side event at the UN General Assembly on Friday 28 September.

73rd President of the UN General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, becomes an International Gender Champion

María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, first Latin American woman to become President of the UN General Assembly, dedicates the session to all the women and girls of the world.