I welcome the opportunity to make this pledge. I and my Secretariat team are committed to playing our part in encouraging and supporting gender equality across the organization in order to strengthen contributions to international peace and security. I wish the initiative every success among the Vienna multilateral community and its global objectives.
I commit to undertake the following:
Integrate a focus on gender equality in the WA Secretariat’s strategic planning, organisational management and other activities.
Encourage WA Participating States to consider gender balance when nominating individuals to serve as Chairs during their tenure of leadership positions of the WA’s bodies.