Champion
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.
  • Ensure that the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) continues raising awareness of the importance of using gender-inclusive language across the six official United Nations languages, both within DGACM and with other Departments in the UN.

  • Ensure that the composition of DGACM staffing to service conference and meetings away from United Nations Headquarters (excluding language staff) is gender-diverse.