Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General, World Health Organization
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Valuable work on gender, equity, human rights and social determinants of health is extremely important to our mission.  I am committed to supporting efforts to mainstream these issues across all of WHO’s work.

If we preach gender equality to the world, then we must make sure that we walk the talk at home. That’s why I am committed to ensuring gender equality at WHO.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • By December 2018, the number of WHO female staff in the professional and higher categories is increased by 3% from 42% in 2015 to 45% in 2018, with a focus on increasing the number of women at the P5 level and above.

  • By December 2018, three to five WHO Fact Sheets reviewed and updated to better reflect gender. This commitment is designed to raise the visibility and understanding of gender in global health.