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

If we wish to address the root causes of poverty and conflict, gender equality is absolutely necessary.

Eoin O’Leary
Ambassador, Mission of Ireland to the International Organisations in Vienna

I am determined to look with a feminist lens at what led to the current challenges and put forward a transformative agenda – for the response to HIV and the UNAIDS Secretariat alike.

Winnie Byanyima
Executive Director, UNAIDS

Transitional justice processes require the strong engagement of women and anyone else who is targeted because of their gender.

Fernando Travesí
Executive Director, International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

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.


Time to Talk on Youth, STEM & Diplomacy

On 05 May 2021, four Champions from the Vienna Hub gathered virtually to discuss the obstacles to Youth empowerment in the field of STEM, Diplomacy and the science-diplomacy nexus.

Positive first Time to Talk Conversation on Intersectionality

On 14 April 2021, five Champions from IGC Hubs of Geneva, Nairobi and Den Haag gathered to exchange on the topic of intersectionality.

Chair of the IGC Global Board Awarded Inaugural SDG5 Male Champion for Change Award

On International Women’s Day, the Chair of the IGC Global Board Mr. Martin Chungong received the Inaugural SDG5 Male Champion for Change Award.

Champions of the IGC Network and CSW

The two-week period of CSW saw hundreds of side and parallel events. To gain some clarity, the International Gender Champions Secretariat analysed the over one hundred official CSW65 side events to illustrate the main topics fellow Champions addressed in panel events.


UNCTAD Call for Applications: Online course on Trade and Gender

UNCTAD Call for Applications: Online course on Trade and Gender

The course targets policymakers, academics from universities and research centres, and representatives of civil society in developing and least developed countries involved in policy formulation and implementation, research, teaching, advocacy or field work in the area of trade and gender.
May 31, 2021 @ 09:00