Champion
Jan Beagle
Under-Secretary-General for Management, United Nations
Jan Beagle

It is only through strong leadership and a system of accountability that there will be a foundation upon which gender balance and the empowerment of women can be built. I am personally deeply committed to the achievement of gender equality, including through increasing women in leadership positions, to close the gender parity gap and affect real change.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • Support the UN Secretary-General in the development of a more equitable and enabling workplace environment through implementation of the zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment, including through strengthening policies and development of measures and products to better inform and support staff.

  • Support the UN Secretary-General in his goal of achieving gender parity and ensuring we create a UN that is gender diverse in its leadership, including by supporting the implementation of the United Nations System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity, including striving to achieve gender parity within my own Office.