Champion
Roberto Azevêdo
Director-General, World Trade Organization
Roberto Azevêdo

I strongly believe that with relentless commitment and concrete institutional action we can achieve gender parity. We can also ensure that gender equality becomes second nature to all.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Promote gender equality in all aspects of the WTO's work by helping to achieve a respectful and inclusive working environment within the Organisation and by working on the development and implementation of gender specific policies.

  • Support WTO Members' ongoing efforts to give trade and gender a more prominent place in the WTO. Further develop and expand the WTO's training offer on trade and gender for government officials and other audiences. Continue to collaborate with other organizations on collecting and presenting gender-disaggregated data to understand better the links between trade and women’s economic empowerment.