Champion
Yury Fedotov
Director-General / Executive Director, United Nations Office at Vienna / United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Yury Fedotov

I am convinced of the importance of promoting gender equality through mainstreaming gender in programmes and initiatives through which we support our Member States as well as through achieving gender parity in our organisations’ staff. I am therefore delighted to join the International Gender Champions

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • Ensure that through a consultative process an Action Plan for the implementation of the UNOV/UNODC Strategy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2018-2021) is developed and formally approved by 31 December 2018. Encourage increased use of flexible working arrangements within UNOV/UNODC to further promote an inclusive organizational culture by driving targeted awareness campaigns and closely monitoring usage.

  • Ensure I use every possible opportunity, on all country visits related to UNODC projects and programmes to visit a programme promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, either by visiting a programme with a gender component or focus and/or by integrating a gender perspective in my speaking engagements.