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

In order to reach Sustainable Development Goals we need to make concrete progress in empowering the women.

Emine Birnur Fertekligil
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Turkey to International Organizations in Vienna

I am convinced of the importance of promoting gender equality through mainstreaming gender in programmes and initiatives through which we support our Member States as well as through achieving gender parity...

Yury Fedotov
Director-General / Executive Director, United Nations Office at Vienna / United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

"Not only does genuine gender equality legitimize institutions, but it also serves as a means to guarantee the respect of all women’s rights and their access to justice.

William R. Pace
Convenor, Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC)

"What we mean by a Feminist policy is to continue to ask where are the women, do they have a voice and a seat at the decision-making table, are they the negotiators and mediators ? If not we will train...

Margot Wallström
Foreign Minister, Government of Sweden

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

IGC-Disarmament Impact Group is nominated as Arms Control Person(s) of the Year!

For its work creating the IGC-Disarmament Impact Group (DIG) & expanding knowledge about the importance of gender issues & practical actions for bringing gendered perspectives into disarmament discussions.
Voting is open until 7 January. Everyone is free to vote.

Cross-cutting "Women and IP" decision adopted at WIPO

An innovative decision led by the delegation of Mexico on "Women and IP" was adopted at WIPO for the first time by the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property.

IGC #ParisPeaceForum 11-13 November

International Gender Champions selected out of 990 projects to present and becomes one of ten to be chosen for the Paris Peace Forum to champion and follow for 2019.

IGC-Disarmament Impact Group holds large First Committee side event in New York

'Securing our Common Future: Promoting Gender-Responsive Disarmament and Security' led by Ireland, Namibia and UNIDIR.