Volker Türk
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Volker Türk

I am proud to be an International Gender Champion. Applying a gender lens to all our work is essential to address effectively current global challenges.


I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Continue the implementation of the OHCHR Gender Accreditation Programme and increase the number of OHCHR field presences that have strengthened capacity to integrate gender in their advocacy, monitoring and technical cooperation work.
Ensure the meaningful involvement and participation of young women and girls of diverse origins in programmes and initiatives led and supported by OHCHR at global, regional and national level (expert meetings; panels discussions; capacity building activities; technical cooperation initiatives).