In addition to the Panel Parity Pledge, each Gender Champion makes two individual annual commitments specific to moving gender equality forward in their organization.





Systematically advocate for gender responsive language and action in resolutions, working groups, training programs and more throughout the Arms Trade Treaty process.

Organize a follow up survey on staff perceptions about gender equality at UN Geneva to assess the impact of gender-related action over the past two years and inform the development of the UNOG gender equality policy after 2020.

Intensify efforts against sexual harassment at the Mechanism, in line with the recent General Assembly Resolution on Sexual Harassment A/RES/73/148, and remove or minimize any barriers to reporting sexual harassment or discrimination in Arusha or The Hague branches.

Contribute to at least 2 gender equality events this year, preferably by co-organizing, sponsoring or participating actively.

Conduct a three-part workshop with business school students of a university in the Netherlands to share their views on different leadership concepts with respect to their compatibility to gender equality. Part A: discussion with female students, Part B: discussion with male students, Part C: discussion of outcome of Part A and B with all participants.

Conduct a workshop to assess levels of awareness and perceptions in relation to gender equality with a particular emphasis on balancing work-life/family processes.

Surrounding New Zealand’s Suffrage 125 celebration the Embassy will host one panel event to discuss strategic leadership, perspectives on advancement and the opportunities and challenges still before us in New Zealand.

Publish the UN-SWAP results for UN Geneva since 2014.

Periodically assess the Mechanism’s internal policies and procedures to ensure they promote equity and protection for all, and fully support the Mechanism’s Gender Focal Point in all its activities.

Within my Embassy create and support flexible working hours to balance our professional and personal lives. To share our work/life practice with our Ministry colleagues after a six month implementation period.