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.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • Provide on-going training and developmental initiatives relating to leadership presence; personal branding; assertiveness; strategic networking and work/life balance. Offer mentoring, peer coaching and executive coaching interventions so that female staff at all levels receive tailored, sustained support to best manage their careers. Establish a network for female directors in the WTO Secretariat and UN organizations.

  • Work to further incorporate gender dimensions into trade-related through raising awareness on the link between trade and gender; facilitating WTO members' action on trade and gender including the implementation of the Buenos Aires Declaration; generating new data on the impact of trade on women; and, providing training to government officials and to women entrepreneurs.