Gerd Müller
Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Gerd Müller

We cannot address the global challenges of our time—ending poverty and hunger and protecting the environment—if gender inequalities persist. It is our duty to secure women's access to decent jobs, create an enabling environment for women’s entrepreneurship to thrive, and support women’s leadership to foster inclusive and sustainable industrial development for a green recovery.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Implement measures to increase the representation of women among UNIDO personnel and reach gender parity in the professional levels and higher categories by 2028, and establish a mechanism to monitor progress.
Actively engage with another UN entity to support the implementation of at least one UN-SWAP Performance Indicator.