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





Advocate for strong language on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in statements and resolutions in the multilateral fora in Geneva.

Participate in 10 events highlighting gender issues at the United Nations as well as other fora.

Step up efforts to ensure that gender equality is part and parcel of the IPU's work and functioning, including by: a) Operationalising a gender mainstreaming tool for all programmes of support to parliaments by 2018; b) Carrying out an assessment of the work environment at the IPU from a gender perspective in 2018; c) Track and publicly report on the gender composition of all panels that the IPU organises at regional and international meetings; d) Continue to organize “Parity Debates” during IPU Assemblies, where there is gender parity on the panel and gender balance among participants

Promote policies and best practices for equal pay for jobs of equal value for women and men by organising an event: Equal Pay Day in UNECE region, 26 March 2018, Palais des Nations

Mainstream a gender perspective in every speech/presentation I make, and track and report on the gender composition of all panels we organize in New York in 2018.

Achieve an average of 50% female participation in the VCDNP biannual training courses on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, and feature female speakers in 8 of the VCDNP’s Monthly Seminar Series.

Ensure that at least 30% of participants in IPU Assemblies are women and that all decision-making structures of the IPU reach 40% by 2020.

With support from the ITC SheTrades Initiative and supporters of the Buenos Aires Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment, share best practices and build the evidence base for more inclusive trade through a series of 6 seminars on: a. Gender-Based Analysis of Trade Policy; b. Enhancing Women Entrepreneurs’ Participation in Public Procurement; c. Connecting Women Entrepreneurs to International Value Chains; d. Promoting Financial Inclusion for Women; e. Women and Trade in Trade Agreements; and f. Women in Digital Trade; as well as create a guide, in the form of a publication for MC12 in December 2019, to help policy-makers, trade and investment institutions, and businesses make trade more gender-responsive (points a, b, and c to be completed in 2018).

Hold two events focused on the role of women in nuclear (e.g. a salon dinner at the ambassador level and a public event).

Committed to organizing at least one side event or meeting with a gender-dimension