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 support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

The World Health Organization recognizes the need to promote gender equality and to mainstream gender in all of its work. I commit to using my platform to raise awareness on the indivisibility of gender equality and the attainment of the highest standards of health, by making available on the WHO website all my speeches referencing gender equality in health; by continuing to stand for zero tolerance of gender-based violence, sexist attitudes and behaviors; and supporting diverse panels and not taking part in any single-sex panels.
This year, I also commit to participating in at least one country level, civil society-led event to listen to women and girls who are excluded from positions of power and decision-making due to multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and support their leadership and meaningful participation in policy making.