IGC-Disarmament Impact Group is nominated as Arms Control Person(s) of the Year!

For its work creating the IGC-Disarmament Impact Group (DIG) & expanding knowledge about the importance of gender issues & practical actions for bringing gendered perspectives into disarmament discussions.
Voting is open until 7 January. Everyone is free to vote.

Gender Responsive Standards Initiative

The first Gender Responsive Standards Initiative is approved & recommended at UNECE's Working Party on "Regulatory Cooperation & Standardisation Policies".
CEN & CENELEC agree to sign to sign the UNECE Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards as soon as it is opened for signature.

Gender & the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention

The IGC-Disarmament Impact Group (aka DIG) together with IGC Champions the Gender & Mine Action Programme (GMAP) + Norway convened a side event at the Meeting of States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) in Geneva.

Europol hosts its first Diversity & Inclusion Networking event

On 28 November, Diversity contacts points from 8 international organisations and embassies joined Europol Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group for a day of reflexion and exchange.

Top officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC) join the IGC Hub in The Hague

President Chile Eboe-Osuji, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Registrar Peter Lewis have agreed to become International Gender Champions

Cross-cutting "Women and IP" decision adopted at WIPO

An innovative decision led by the delegation of Mexico on "Women and IP" was adopted at WIPO for the first time by the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property.

ICC Prosecutor, IGC Champion Fatou Bensouda, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

“Abominable acts of violence against women must cease” says the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and International Gender Champion Fatou Bensouda

Embassy of Ireland Hosts Discussion on Promoting Gender at the ICC

Representatives of the International Criminal Court and victim’s organisations reaffirmed the need to balance the Rome Statute definition of gender with the respond to the needs of victims and ensuring their voices are heard

IGC #ParisPeaceForum 11-13 November

International Gender Champions selected out of 990 projects to present and becomes one of ten to be chosen for the Paris Peace Forum to champion and follow for 2019.

Women shine in academia: two female researchers win prestigious Franco-Dutch award

For the first time, the Descartes-Huygens prize was awarded to two women for their outstanding research and their contribution to Franco-Dutch cooperation

IGC selected to be one of 100 projects at the first Paris Peace Forum Nov 11-13

To celebrate the new global governance of the 21st century, IGC is travelling to Paris to discuss, debate and implement IGC's vision on the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice.

IGC-Disarmament Impact Group holds large First Committee side event in New York

'Securing our Common Future: Promoting Gender-Responsive Disarmament and Security' led by Ireland, Namibia and UNIDIR.