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.
Assist Participating States to support work-family life balance in the annual work programme by recommending that they avoid where possible meetings taking place during evenings, weekends and Secretariat public holidays.
Reinforce staff guidance and confidence on gender equality in the Secretariat through specific management actions, to include training on unconscious bias.