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

I strongly believe that with relentless commitment and concrete institutional action we can achieve gender parity.

Roberto Azevêdo
Director-General, World Trade Organization

Promoting progress towards building a world that guarantees the rights of women and girls is more than a challenge.

Michelle Bachelet
President of the Republic of Chile, and former Executive-Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

Our work going forward needs to focus on the transformative process needed to go to scale and to ensure that women are equally...

Sima Bahous
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations in New York

Women’s rights are human rights. As a committed International Gender Champion my focus lies on moving forward.

Veronika Bard
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in Geneva

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

We ALL support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge


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


Gender Champion Dr Tedros supports Harass Free Assemblies

Let’s lead by making time’s up for harassment a reality: zero tolerance for harassment at the World Health Assembly.

Staffan de Mistura s'engage pour la participation des femmes syriennes dans les négocations pour la paix en Syrie - VIDEO

«Les femmes syriennes étaient les premières à demander et obtenir que l'on puisse commencer par des cessez-le-feu.»

How can we make equal pay for women and men a reality?

On average, women in the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region earn only 81.8 cents for every euro men make. At the current rate, over 100 years will be needed to close the gap.


Women and Global Diplomacy

Women and Global Diplomacy

The UN Museum Geneva presents a temporary exhibition on Women and Global Diplomacy: From Peace Movements to the United Nations
May 18, 2018 @ 12:30
Gender equity in the sports industry: What about it?

Gender equity in the sports industry: What about it?

Women in Sport & are happy to invite you to their next conference.
May 23, 2018 @ 18:00
Women on the Rise: Women’s Health and Hygiene in the SDG Era

Women on the Rise: Women’s Health and Hygiene in the SDG Era

Technical Side Session during the World Health Assembly by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
May 24, 2018 @ 08:30