Champion
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

I am pleased to be part of the International Gender Champions. Leaders in all sectors play a central role in supporting the achievement of a Planet 50-50 by 2030 and the Gender Champions make an important contribution to this goal.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • Create women’s leadership curricula on WeLearn, UN Women’s virtual skills school, and train at least 100 corporate women for a strong pipeline of leaders. Support the screening of a series of thought-leadership films and artistic performances that use story-telling to illuminate the damage done by gender inequality, shown at the United Nations and elsewhere, with accompanying panel discussions, supported by UN Women expertise.

  • Support the implementation of the Secretary-General’s System-wide Strategy for Gender Parity, including through engaging the civil society in shadow reporting for increased transparency and accountability; developing guidance on promoting an enabling environment supportive of gender parity; organizing capacity-building workshops and trainings for the Gender Focal Points of the UN system; and collaborating with DPKO & DFS to increase the number in women in peacekeeping and field operations.