Jayathma Wickramanayake
United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, United Nations Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
Jayathma Wickramanayake

We need more women, especially young women, to occupy leadership positions. We have so much momentum on the advocacy side, but now is the time to walk the talk and create actual visible change – in organizations, in board rooms and in politics.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

I will launch a virtual gender-responsive training for young people with the aim of enhancing safe spaces when engaging with the United Nations, including prevention of sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse.
I will ensure gender parity and the inclusion of young feminists in the next cohort of the Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals.