Champion
Jean-Pierre Lacroix
Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Peace Operations
Jean-Pierre Lacroix

Promoting gender equality in peacekeeping makes our missions more effective and efficient.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • In line with the Secretary-General’s Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) initiative, continue to prioritize implementation of women, peace and security (WPS) mandates in United Nations peacekeeping operations, in particular women’s meaningful participation in political and peace processes and increasing the number of women in peacekeeping.

  • Engage with internal and external partners and actors working to promote gender equality to further shed light on the centrality of the WPS agenda, including through: a high-level mission to a UN peacekeeping operation; and a joint project with academia and civil society.