Vienna-based Alumni highlights: H. E. Mr. Leigh Turner, former Ambassador of the United Kingdom

Ambassador Leigh Turner served as Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Austria from 2016 to 2021 and served as a Vienna-based International Gender Champion throughout his tenure. As Ambassador, he promoted a strong focus on gender equality in all aspects of his work at the Embassy and within the international organizations. While serving, he also published several books - his most recent is the Istanbul thriller "Palladium", published on 17 May 2022. Since becoming an alumnus of the International Gender Champions network, Ambassador Turner has gone on to write more books, the next of which – “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Diplomacy”, to be published by Czernin Verlag in spring 2023 – draws from his experience as a diplomat. This is an excerpt about fostering the empowerment of women in the diplomatic world from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Diplomacy," exploring Leigh's 42-year career and what it tells us about diplomacy and life. You can read more about his books and writing at rleighturner.com.

Leadership Exchange with Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand

On 21 April 2022, the Council of Women World Leaders and International Gender Champions co-hosted a leadership exchange with the former Prime Minister of New Zealand and a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, H.E. Helen Clark, on the role women play in developing successful climate policies.

Intergenerational CSW66 – A podcast with Nanako, Steasy & Anne-Sophie Lois of Plan International

Anne-Sophie Lois of Plan International and IGC Global Board sits down with Nanako, a youth advocate from the YWCA of Japan and Steasy in Kenya connected to Plan International’s She Leads programme. Listen to hear the two young leaders' reflections from this year’s CSW66 and how they work towards feminist climate justice in their communities.

UN News: Guterres vows to improve UN's handling of sexual exploitation and abuse

The COVID-19 pandemic has created conditions making it easier for vulnerable people to become victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Vienna-based Alumni highlights: Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf of VIAC

From serving as an assistant professor at the Department of Civil Procedure Law at the Law Faculty of Vienna University to leading the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber as Secretary-General, Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Vienna-based Alumna of the International Gender Champions, invites us to find out about her passion for bringing justice outside and within the VIAC. Find out more about her path and lessons learnt during her mandate as the head of the VIAC.

In Images: New York Annual Meeting of International Gender Champions

A collection of Tweets from the beginning-of-year Champion-level event in the IGC Hubs of New York on February 8, 2022.

Call from ITU to IGC Member UN Agencies: Gender Mainstreaming Reviews

ITU would like to consult with other IGC Member UN agencies who conducted mainstreaming reviews in the last 2-3 years. They are looking for examples of ToRs and for the identification of potential individual experts/consultants who could undertake this work.
In Images: Vienna, Nairobi and Paris Annual Meeting of International Gender Champions

In Images: Vienna, Nairobi and Paris Annual Meeting of International Gender Champions

A collection of tweets, photos and videos from the end-of-year Champion-level events and IGC GBV Pledge launches in the IGC Hubs of Nairobi, Paris and Vienna.

The ICC launches consultations on the zero draft of its first Strategy on Gender Equality and Workplace Culture

International Criminal Court formally launches consultations on the zero draft version of the ICC's first comprehensive Court-wide Strategy on Gender Equality and Workplace Culture.