María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés assumes the Presidency of the 73rd UN General Assembly and dedicates the session to all the women and girls of the world
María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, former Foreign Minister, and former Defence Minister of Ecuador, officially took office as President of the UN General Assembly on 18 September 2018, becoming the fourth woman to assume the post, and first Latin American woman to occupy the position.
IGC congratulates Champion Michelle Bachelet on her appointment as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights!
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following approval by the General Assembly, appointed Michelle Bachelet of Chile as new High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The International Gender Champions initiative was created in Geneva 3 years ago, on 1 July 2015. Watch what the Champions think about it!
Minister Bill Morneau of Canada wishes to form an International Gender Champions-Finance Hub with other Ministers and high-level officials.
Listen to his strong statement at the opening of the 38th session of the Human Rights Council on Monday 18 June 2018.
Listen to the five members of the UN Working Group and read their latest report presented at the Human Rights Council 38th sessions
Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés of Ecuador becomes 1st woman from Latin America and Caribbean to lead the UN 193-Member organ
The IGC Representation Impact Group is calling on IGC partners to share innovative good practices to ensure that all assemblies and governing bodies meetings are gender-responsive
EQUALS in Tech Awards now accepting nominations for innovative initiatives to bridge the digital gender divide
Letter by International Gender Champion Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly calling for gender parity at UNGA elections next week
I say no to sexism. What about you?
Let’s lead by making time’s up for harassment a reality: zero tolerance for harassment at the International Labour Conference.