Amado Philip de Andrés
Regional Representative, Regional Office for Eastern Africa and the Horn, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Amado Philip de Andrés

Gender parity, historically, has predominantly been a women's-movement-for-women. But I think that gender parity is not just good for women - it's good for societies and the most powerful tool to unlock the full potential of our greatest asset: the full contribution of our society in the pursuit of the 2030 Agenda. 

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • I pledge to promote this network of leaders advancing gender equality by recruiting at least one other Gender Champion to join the International Gender Champions in Nairobi within the next 12 months.

  • I pledge to ensure gender balanced recruitment and work-life balance by a) ensuring a 45%-55% male-female gender balance in selection and recruitment of UNODC staff in EA with immediate effect, and b) providing early information and advance notice of meetings to enhance predictability and planning, and avoiding calling meetings taking place during evenings, weekends and public holidays.