Christophe De Kepper
Director General, International Olympic Committee
Christophe De Kepper

Make sport a powerful platform to foster gender equality and empower women is a top priority for the International Olympic Committee. Through our Gender Equality Strategy and Olympic Agenda 2020, we are more than ever committed to use sport as a driver for gender equality, empowerment and social change. Gender equality is not a women's issue. It's a team effort. We are all teammates now. As an International Gender Champion, I, as IOC Director General, am committed to support and promote gender equality and women empowerment within the IOC organisation.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • Reinforce strategic partnerships with UN and expert organisations as well as the Olympic Movement for advocacy and grass-root sport based programmes for girls and women.

  • Continue to implement IOC capacity building programmes for NOCs and IFs on gender equality and women empowerment. Mainstream gender further within the organisation.