Launch of the new International Gender Champions-Nairobi hub on 7 March 2018!

An IGC-Nairobi hub was created during the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi on 5 December 2017

'How To': A Checklist for International Gender Champions

The IGC Change Management Impact Group co-chaired by UNAIDS, and the UK Mission to Geneva launched a dynamic and practical checklist for International Gender Champions at the IGC-Geneva Annual Meeting.

UN peacekeeper from South Africa awarded United Nations’ Military Gender Advocate of the Year

New York/Vancouver, 15 November 2017 – A UN peacekeeper from South Africa was today awarded the United Nations’ Military Gender Advocate of the Year in Vancouver, Canada.

Making Women Count in Peace Negotiations: An honest discussion and powerful insider’s perspective testimonials

How can we prevent the exclusion of women in mediation processes? On 9 November, the Swedish Mission co-hosted the event “Making Women Count in Peace Negotiations: An Insider’s Perspective from Colombia, Syria, and the Philippines” together with Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative (länka) and the Permanent Mission of Switzerland as part of Geneva Peace Week (länka).

Women’s Leadership is Driving Climate Action

Speech by Patricia Espinosa, UN's top climate change official, on the margins of ministerial meeting in Fiji, designed to prepare the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in November (COP23)

The Man Box: What Toxic Masculinities Mean and What Can be Done

What is it to be masculine? Toughness? Self-sufficiency? Sexual prowess? Aggression? Watch the video of our event!

IGC Trade Impact Group Prepares Declaration on Trade & Gender

The IGC Impact Group on Trade led by Iceland, Sierra Leone, Canada and the International Trade Center, has been working on a declaration on Gender & Trade to be proposed in the margins of the next WTO Ministerial Conference this December in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Facebook Live Discussion on Male Champions for Women's Leadership

Facebook Live discussion co-organized by the International Gender Champions & iKNOW Politics which will bring together a diverse panel of Geneva-based Gender Champions who will share their experiences and views on the role of male champions in promoting women’s political participation and leadership.

Gender Champions call for a gender-balanced United Nations General Assembly

Highlights of the International Gender Champions during the UN General Assembly

Tell us your stories about Engaging #MaleChampions to Support Women’s Political Participation e-Discussion 2017

An e-discussion and online platform to promote an active and fruitful dialogue on how men can be catalysts for enhancing women’s participation in politics with the goal of drawing out best practices and lessons learned.

The UN Secretary-General presents his Gender Parity Strategy

In a letter to all UN staff, Secretary-General António Guterres launched his new strategy on gender parity on 13 September 2017, as a start to a system-wide campaign to advance this priority at the United Nations.

IGC - The Year So Far (January – July 2017)   

Let's take stock of what the International Gender Champions network has accomplished in the first half of 2017.