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 to ensuring that all senior managers/colleagues with managerial functions in my Department are aware of their role in preventing gender-based violence and all forms of harassment and to providing tailored guidance to empower colleagues to be role models for personnel-at-large to follow.
As chair of the High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM), I commit to ensuring that we continue to prioritize gender equality for our Organization to be transformed into a more inclusive institution with a zero-tolerance culture for gender-based violence, including acts of discrimination, sexual exploitation and abuse, and harassment.