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.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • We will develop in 2018 a gender compact for the Canadian Mission, mainstreaming gender considerations in issues such as staffing and representation, management, policy, communications, and accountability. Additionally, I will personally ensure more leadership opportunities are offered to women in the mission.

  • Canada will systematically advocate for strong language on gender equality and women’s empowerment in resolutions, statements, and side events throughout the year.