Movses Abelian
Under‑Secretary‑General for General Assembly and Conference Management, United Nations
Movses Abelian

As Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management, I am fully committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace for all, free of gender-based bias and stereotypes, and where people of all genders are given equal opportunities to take on responsibilities in the framework of their functions. To achieve this, I will continue to support initiatives aimed at increasing managers’ accountability, empowering individuals of all gender identities, mitigating bias and fostering a culture of inclusion.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Promote an enabling work environment during the pandemic by encouraging managers to exercise maximum flexibility with staff members with caregiving responsibilities or affected by other unforeseen personal circumstances.
Continue to raise awareness on the importance of using gender-inclusive language across the six official United Nations languages, both within the United Nations Department for General Assembly and Conference Management and with other Departments in the UN Secretariat.