International Gender Champions

A leadership network that brings together female and male decision-makers to break down gender barriers.

I am happy to be an International Gender Champion. I encourage other senior leaders to be part of this campaign for equality.

António Guterres
Secretary-General, United Nations

“Education and training play a special role in empowering women in non-proliferation, arms control, and disarmament.

Elena K. Sokova
Executive Director, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP)

Women are powerful agents for sustainable peace. Their perspectives challenge established patterns of power and make vital contributions to disarmament and arms control.

Izumi Nakamitsu
Under Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs

I am proud to join the International Gender Champion initiative and will ensure that WINS promotes gender equality in everything we do.

Roger Howsley
Co-Founder and Executive Director, World Institute for Nuclear Security

Fifty per cent of the population warrants the same visibility as the other fifty percent.

We ALL support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge

Pledges

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

News

Martin Chungong succeeds Arancha González as Chair of the IGC Global Board

On 3 February 2020, the IGC Global Board unanimously appointed Mr. Martin Chungong, Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), as its new Chair.

10 Ways to Improve Gender Equality at the UN

An op-ed signed by International Gender Champions Martin Chungong (IPU) and Caitlin Kraft-Buchman (Women@TheTable).

A successful Paris Peace Forum!

A year after their selection as a winning project for innovative global governance, the International Gender Champions were back at the second edition of the Paris Peace Forum from 11 to 13 November 2019.

The International Gender Champions expand to Paris!

After Geneva, New York, Vienna, Nairobi and The Hague, the International Gender Champions network is excited to announce the launch of a new hub in Paris. Disponible en français également.