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In addition to the Panel Parity Pledge, each Gender Champion makes two individual annual commitments specific to moving gender equality forward in their organization.

Stress on gender equality and women empowerment in all interventions at various fora, where relevant and appropriate, and highlight the role played by women, especially Indian women, in advancing international diplomacy, peace and solidarity and raise awareness about gender equality issues by dedicating one day every month on social media handles to promote gender equality and empowerment of women.

Indra Mani Pandey

Working with peer organizations such as the UN Foundation and the Generation Equality Forum, I commit to champion programs and opportunities to reduce the gender digital divide including through programs that offer digital upskilling and free access to employability-oriented training.

John Frank

Working with my colleagues across Microsoft and in connection with the Generation Equality Forum’s action coalition on Technology and Innovation, I commit to advocate for the use of data and analytics in policy discussions to better understand how women especially are subject to different safety risks online and to advance policies that decrease risk exposure of women and girls.

John Frank

I will engage in advocacy on gender equality through all areas of my work, including through official statements and social media. I will also commit to spread awareness among other possible champions.

Natasha Meli Daudey

I will actively support and promote flexible working arrangements in order to achieve a better work-life balance by providing advance notice of staff meetings, holding these meetings online as necessary, and allowing flexible working hours so that staff members can attend to urgent personal issues. Contact with my staff beyond the normal working hours will be restricted strictly to emergency situations.

Natasha Meli Daudey

By December 2021, ensure everyone working in the U.S. Mission has taken the State Department online course called “Mitigating Unconscious Bias,” and has submitted their course completion certificates to the DCM.

Louis L. Bono

By March 2021, establish and convene a U.S. Mission “Gender Working Group,” which meets at least quarterly to discuss and share strategies regarding gender issues within our mission and Vienna’s international organizations and to provide the Chief of Mission recommended actions, when warranted, related to external policy with International Organizations and to internal U.S. Mission policy to enhance gender responsiveness.

Louis L. Bono

Endorse gender-responsive procurement to include principles of gender equality and women’s empowerment in its procedures for the procurement of services and works. While maintaining rigorous quality standards, procurement policies will make the utmost use of the flexibility offered by the applicable procurement law, with the aim to achieve gender equality by systematically insisting on women’s workforce participation in stipulating technical specifications, selection criteria and contractual terms.

Janez Kopač