Champion
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 DGACM, 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.
  • As chair of the system-wide working group on the Future of Work, I commit that gender equality is considered a priority in the working groups and streams.

  • I commit that staff members in my department with hiring responsibility should include in their work plans a gender-SMART goal related to contributing to gender equality.