Catherine Pollard
Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy, Compliance, United Nations
Catherine Pollard

An institutional culture that embraces diversity and equal opportunities is key for the UN to properly fulfil its mission. As leaders, we must set the tone and sponsor efforts to achieve gender equality. In my role as USG of DMSPC, I have supported initiatives to increase senior managers accountability, empower women, further involve men in the promotion of gender equality, raise awareness of the negative impact of gender stereotyping in the workplace and beyond, and promote the use of gender-inclusive language at the UN.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

I commit that my department will organize dialogues with the goal to strengthen allyship from all genders to champion gender equality.
I commit that I will request my staff with hiring responsibility to a) complete a training on unconscious bias and b) include in their work plans a gender-SMART goal related to contributing to gender equality. • As chair of the system-wide working group on the Future of Work, I commit that gender equality will continue to be considered a priority in the working groups and streams.