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.
  • Canada will systematically advocate for meaningful commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment in resolutions, statements, and side events throughout the year across UN bodies, including the Security Council, the General Assembly, and ECOSOC.

  • We will implement in 2019 the newly adopted gender pledge for the Canadian Mission, mainstreaming gender considerations in issues such as staffing and representation, management, policy, training, communications, and accountability. Additionally, I will personally ensure more leadership opportunities are offered to women in the mission.