Champion
Milorad Šćepanović
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Montenegro to the United Nations in Geneva
Milorad Šćepanović

"The human being cannot be fully emancipated unless full gender equality is achieved. Achieving full gender equality and inclusion of women in all processes in society, especially in decision-making is of essential importance for realizing human rights. There can be no welfare in individual society and the international community if the full contribution and beneficial influence of women in all activities and processes is not realized. I remain permanently devoted to motto: 'He for she'!"

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Mobilize and recruit as Gender Champions Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives of countries from underrepresented regions, such as Africa, Asia and Asia-Pacific, while respecting geographical diversity within the IGC leadership network. Create synergies with other Permanent Missions, UN specialized agencies and civil society aiming to raise awareness and promote gender equality through a variety of gender empowering and action-oriented initiatives, including resolutions, joint statements and side-events, that would enable us to map progress achieved. Also, work together to eradicate sexual abuse and exploitation in international organizations and NGOs, while guaranteeing that comprehensive policies, rigorous standards and codes of conduct at global and national levels are put into place.

  • Ensure greater participation and engagement of women in all spheres of public and social life in Montenegro, especially call for and uphold the appointment of women to key and leadership positions in the Government of Montenegro.