OPCW Fulfils First International Gender Champions Commitment

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) took another step towards gender equality in the workplace by fulfilling its first commitment for the IGC initiative with the appointment of ten OPCW Gender Focal Points

ICC hosts launch of International Gender Champions Network’s new ‘Den Haag Hub’

On 5 February 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC) hosted an event launching the International Gender Champions (IGC) Hub in The Hague, organized by the Embassies of Canada and Switzerland to The Netherlands

IGC Disarmament Impact Group publishes a Resource Pack for Multilateral Practitioners

The Gender & Disarmament Resource Pack includes information on gender equality and its relevance to arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament, in addition to practical ideas that can support diplomats in applying a gender lens to their work.

Commitments 2019

Commitment Inspiration from Gender-Responsive Assemblies & a new Gender Pledge (two new commitments due 31 January)

Launch event of the new International Gender Champions – Den Haag Hub

On 5 February 2019, ambassadors, principals of international courts & tribunals, and heads of international institutions & NGOs will gather together to celebrate the launch of a new IGC Chapter in The Hague

OPCW Hosts Second Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Event

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) hosted its second event on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace on 11 January.

The Buenos Aires Declaration on Women & Trade on Year 1

One year ago, on 6 December at the World Trade Organization's MC11, over 120 WTO members and observers committed to foster the participation of women in trade and better study the links between trade & women’s economic empowerment. Last week a conference in Geneva took stock of the Buenos Aires Declaration’s 1st year. #TradeForWomen

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