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.

Gender Champions initiative celebrates 3-year anniversary

The International Gender Champions initiative was created in Geneva 3 years ago, on 1 July 2015. Watch what the Champions think about it!

IGC has its first Finance Minister

Minister Bill Morneau of Canada wishes to form an International Gender Champions-Finance Hub with other Ministers and high-level officials.

Gender Champion Vojislav Šuc stands against harassment at Human Rights Council

Listen to his strong statement at the opening of the 38th session of the Human Rights Council on Monday 18 June 2018.

Meet the UN Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination Against Women in Law and in Practice

Listen to the five members of the UN Working Group and read their latest report presented at the Human Rights Council 38th sessions

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister becomes only fourth woman to preside over UN General Assembly

Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés of Ecuador becomes 1st woman from Latin America and Caribbean to lead the UN 193-Member organ
Call for best practices and innovations towards Gender-Responsive Assemblies

Call for best practices and innovations towards Gender-Responsive Assemblies

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

Nominations now open for EQUALS in Tech Awards 2018

EQUALS in Tech Awards now accepting nominations for innovative initiatives to bridge the digital gender divide

Towards Gender Parity at UN 73rd General Assembly

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

Gender Champion Guy Ryder supports Harass Free Assemblies at the ILC

Let’s lead by making time’s up for harassment a reality: zero tolerance for harassment at the International Labour Conference.