Champion
Marc-André Blanchard
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York
Marc-André Blanchard

We need to talk seriously about gender equality. We need to talk about it every day. And talk about the $28 trillion we could add yearly to global GDP if we actually achieve gender equality.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • We will accelerate the implementation of the gender pledge adopted by the Canadian Permanent Mission in 2019, mainstreaming gender considerations in issues such as staffing and representation, management, policy, training, communications, and accountability. Additionally, I will continue to ensure that more leadership opportunities are offered to women in the mission.

  • Canada will continue to systematically advocate for meaningful commitments on gender equality and women and girl’s empowerment in resolutions, statements, and side events throughout the year and across UN bodies, including the Security Council, the General Assembly, ECOSOC, and in the broader context of the Beijing+25 anniversary.