I welcome the opportunity to make this pledge. I and my Secretariat team are committed to playing our part in encouraging and supporting gender equality across the organization in order to strengthen contributions to international peace and security. I wish the initiative every success among the Vienna multilateral community and its global objectives.
Further strengthen the focus on gender equality in Secretariat strategic/contingency planning and management measures in 2021, including staff training and development.
Support WA Participating States in enhancing gender balance when providing leaders and delegates to WA bodies and processes in 2021, including in technical, operational assessment and outreach areas.