News

73rd President of the UN General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, becomes an International Gender Champion

María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, first Latin American woman to become President of the UN General Assembly, dedicates the session to all the women and girls of the world.

IGC congratulates Champion Michelle Bachelet on her appointment as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights!

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following approval by the General Assembly, appointed Michelle Bachelet of Chile as new High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Gender Champions initiative celebrates 3-year anniversary

The International Gender Champions initiative was created in Geneva 3 years ago in July 2015. Hear what some of our Champions think about how we are going to achieve gender equality and SDG5 !

Gender Champion Vojislav Šuc stands against harassment at Human Rights Council

Listen to his strong statement at the opening of the 38th session of the Human Rights Council on Monday 18 June 2018.

Events

“You are missing the full picture: Libyan Women's recommendations"

“You are missing the full picture: Libyan Women's recommendations"

Human Rights Council side-event organized by UN Women, WILPF, Together We Build It Libya
September 25, 2018 @ 15:30
Gender equality: why is it so difficult to achieve?

Gender equality: why is it so difficult to achieve?

Lecture by Professor Joan Wallach Scott, first female recipient of the Edgar de Picciotto International Prize, author of 'Gender and the Politics of History'
September 25, 2018 @ 18:30
Empowering Women in the Creative Industries

Empowering Women in the Creative Industries

Panel discussion organized by WIPO
September 28, 2018 @ 13:00

Geneva Champions

Global Advisory Board

Michael Møller

Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
Global Advisory Board

Caitlin Kraft-Buchman

Founder/ Executive Director, Women@TheTable
Global Advisory Board

Rosemary McCarney

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva
Global Advisory Board

Stephen de Boer

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Canada to the World Trade Organization
Global Advisory Board

Martin Chungong

Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union