In addition to the Panel Parity Pledge, each Gender Champion makes two individual annual commitments specific to moving gender equality forward in their organization.





Intensify efforts against sexual harassment at the Mechanism, in line with the recent General Assembly Resolution on Sexual Harassment A/RES/73/148, and remove or minimize any barriers to reporting sexual harassment or discrimination in Arusha or The Hague branches.

I commit to cultivate a positive and supportive organizational culture among all staff where gender equality and empowerment of women are measurable and embedded in all decision-making and programming processes of the UNCCD. For this, I will (1) carry out a staff survey of their awareness level of gender equality and women’s empowerment; (2) carry out, at the same time, a staff survey about the work environment from a gender lens; and (3) encourage all staff to report on their gender and cross-cultural responsiveness as part of the performance appraisal, which is currently required only for staff with supervisory responsibilities.

Elaborer un support de formation et de sensibilisation sur la communication inclusive en faveur de l'égalité hommes-femmes pour le personnel de l'administration.

UNICEF aims to be a more gender-responsive workplace, supporting all staff to take advantage of family-friendly policies such as maternity and paternity leave and flextime. UNICEF will use an annual staff survey and other data to assess levels of satisfaction and concern among male and female staff, incorporating findings into responsive action by management.

Implement a new “gender certification programme” that will reinforce the capacity of OHCHR country offices to integrate gender in advocacy and programmatic work

Organize a high-level event on Women’s Leadership on the margins of CSW and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in all public statements

Introduce a scholarship program in one university targeting female students in male dominated fields (government and ICT) in Trinidad and Tobago starting October 2018.

Strive to raise global awareness about the gendered impact of weapons from Small Arms and Light Weapons to Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Identify tools and measures to facilitate gender diversity during the recruitment process as applied in the Office of the Prosecutor.

Ensure that partners awarded small grants from the Australian Permanent Mission in 2018 are guided by the principles of gender equality and women’s empowerment.