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

Societies that empower women economically and politically are more stable, prosperous, and peaceful.

Louis L. Bono
Chargé d’Affaires, Permanent Mission of the United States of America to International Organisations in Vienna

In these challenging times, we must find new and creative ways to ensure sustainable peace for all.

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

Je souhaite formuler des voeux nombreux pour que les femmes ne soient plus assassinées, exploitées sexuellement, mutilées, harcelées ou sous-payées parce qu’elles sont des femmes, pour qu’elles aient la...

Brigitte Grésy
Présidente, Haut Conseil à l’Egalité entre les femmes et les hommes (HCEfh)

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

Time to Talk on Youth, STEM & Diplomacy

On 05 May 2021, four Champions from the Vienna Hub gathered virtually to discuss the obstacles to Youth empowerment in the field of STEM, Diplomacy and the science-diplomacy nexus.

Positive first Time to Talk Conversation on Intersectionality

On 14 April 2021, five Champions from IGC Hubs of Geneva, Nairobi and Den Haag gathered to exchange on the topic of intersectionality.

Chair of the IGC Global Board Awarded Inaugural SDG5 Male Champion for Change Award

On International Women’s Day, the Chair of the IGC Global Board Mr. Martin Chungong received the Inaugural SDG5 Male Champion for Change Award.

Champions of the IGC Network and CSW

The two-week period of CSW saw hundreds of side and parallel events. To gain some clarity, the International Gender Champions Secretariat analysed the over one hundred official CSW65 side events to illustrate the main topics fellow Champions addressed in panel events.

Events

UNCTAD Call for Applications: Online course on Trade and Gender

UNCTAD Call for Applications: Online course on Trade and Gender

The course targets policymakers, academics from universities and research centres, and representatives of civil society in developing and least developed countries involved in policy formulation and implementation, research, teaching, advocacy or field work in the area of trade and gender.
May 31, 2021 @ 09:00
Making zero tolerance a reality: preventing and eliminating sexual harassment online

Making zero tolerance a reality: preventing and eliminating sexual harassment online

Jointly organized by the CEB Task Force on Addressing Sexual Harassment, the UN Secretariat and UN Women
June 17, 2021 @ 14:30
From commitment to reality: Building forward a world of work free from violence and harassment

From commitment to reality: Building forward a world of work free from violence and harassment

Launching event of the ‘ILO Action Week on Convention No. 190’. This high-level dialogue will mark the momentous entering into force of Convention No.190 and elicit a call for a renewed commitment and ambitious actions to accelerating progress to prevent, address and end violence and harassment in the world of work for all.
June 21, 2021 @ 11:00