Kathy Calvin
President and CEO, United Nations Foundation
Kathy Calvin

At this pivotal moment, when the nations of the world have committed to defending dignity for all and leaving no one behind, the pursuit of gender equality is more crucial than ever. Achieving the world we want will require the full defense of girls’ and women’s rights, the full economic and social participation of girls and women everywhere, and the full-hearted determination of leaders like the International Gender Champions to persist, with and for girls and women, until justice for all prevails.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • Require all UN Foundation staff to participate in a gender knowledge assessment survey by December 2018 to inform institutional learning, planning and standards.

  • Encourage at least three other NGO leaders to join as International Gender Champions by December 2018.