Champion
Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein
High Commissioner, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein

The equal representation of women and men in all levels of decision-making, employment and education, is essential. Gender parity goes far deeper than the simply symbolic and visible advancement of specific individuals. It is a crucial indicator of progress towards gender equality. And more importantly, it is a fundamental matter of rights: women and men must be able to participate equally in all spheres of life. They must be equally empowered to voice their opinions and argue for their needs.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • Improve gender balance in senior management (P5 and above) in OHCHR

  • Internal framework for the full application of the zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment in the workplace approved and operational in 2018