As the first female Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva and having worked in male-dominated spheres during many years of my career, my ultimate goal is that women and men are granted equal opportunities in my organization and beyond. It is self-evident that we will not achieve any of our goals if half of humanity is left aside.
Organize a photo exhibition entitled “Not a Woman’s Job?” to recognize and support women all around the world whose profession is traditionally associated with the “man’s world”, such as entrepreneurs, film makers, politicians, security officers, airline pilots or ship captains. The exhibition will highlight stories of women who contributed to breaking down deep-rooted gender stereotypes.
Review the implementation of UNOG’ Policy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2016-2021), and issue a revision for the next period.