Champion
Fekitamoeloa Katoa 'Utoikamanu
Under-Secretary-General for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, United Nations
Fekitamoeloa Katoa 'Utoikamanu

The voices of women in vulnerable countries must be heard and must be amplified at the international level. They play vital roles in their societies and economies. I pledge to make these voices heard and advocate strongly that safe and empowering environments must be put in place so that the future allows all girls, regardless of which country they are born in, to enjoy equal human rights and bright futures.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • I will empower UN staff to support the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as an integral part of their work.

  • Listening is at the core of effective advocacy. My Office will provide opportunities to young women and girls to participate and ensure that their perspectives are heard, including in the process leading up to the Fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries and other key multilateral UN processes.