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.
  • 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.