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 !

Towards Gender Parity at UN 73rd General Assembly

Letter by International Gender Champion Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly calling for gender parity at UNGA elections next week

Events

Gender-Responsive Assemblies – An agenda for concrete action

Gender-Responsive Assemblies – An agenda for concrete action

IGC Interactive panel discussion & toolkit launch
September 28, 2018 @ 11:30
'Securing our common future: Promoting gender-responsive disarmament and security'

'Securing our common future: Promoting gender-responsive disarmament and security'

IGC Disarmament Impact Group First Committee side event in New York on promoting gender-responsive disarmament and security, 15 October 2018.
October 15, 2018 @ 13:15

New York Champions

António Guterres

Secretary-General, United Nations

María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés

President, United Nations General Assembly
Global Advisory Board

Jan Beagle

Under-Secretary-General for Management, United Nations

Jürg Lauber

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York

Sima Bahous

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations in New York