On 14 June 2017, heads of international organizations, permanent missions and civil society entities in Vienna met at the Vienna International Centre and pledged to break down gender barriers.
On 1 June 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Jan Beagle of New Zealand as the new Under-Secretary-General for Management.
to discuss how behavioural, institutional and cultural change can accelerate progress for gender equality.
We are profoundly saddened - he was admired globally for his forceful advocacy for the world's women and girls.
The UN's top climate change official, joins International Gender Champions and starts a Bonn-Berlin Chapter.
At the New York launch, the Secretary-General commits the United Nations to gender goals
as he becomes an international Gender Champion. Photo Gallery from the New York launch
Gender Trailblazer President Michelle Bachelet of Chile named Honorary International Gender Champion.
Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, designated Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile, as an Honorary Gender Champion for her tireless efforts in promoting full equality, inclusion and participation of women.
Addressing the opening session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Secretary-General Guterres encourages other senior leaders to join the International Gender Champions.
At the winter Reception for IGC in Geneva the Swedish Foreign Minister explains why a feminist foreign policy makes a difference.
Violence and Harassment are prevalent in women's working conditions. The ILO outlines conditions and some of the policies put into place to address them.
The world average of women in parliament in 2017 is 23.3%, up from 16.8% in 2007. Only 3 houses have 50% or higher: Rwanda, Bolivia (lower houses) and Belgium (upper house).