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





Collaborate with Trade Impact Group members to create learning opportunities for public and private stakeholders on topics reflected in the Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade.

I commit to enabling increased CARICOM focus and activities on Gender equality in Trade by: a) Secure the engagement of the CARICOM Chairman and Secretary General to join as International Gender Champions; b) Facilitate 80% of CARICOM Permanent Representative Missions to join as Champions with IGC-Geneva; c) Facilitate technical assistance support for Member States to promote Gender Mainstreaming of National Trade Policies, following the ‘best practice’ Belize National Trade Policy; d) Promote CARICOM Secretariat adoption of the IGC Gender Responsive Assembly Toolkit on equal representation, participation, decision-making, gender focused & gender balanced delegations; e) Promote specific global and regional programmes in member states aimed at increasing women’s entrepreneurship and export activities through capacity-building, improved access to finance, technology and trade

As Chairman of the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment, I commit to a) Lead WTO signatories to increase awareness and country level engagement on the Buenos Aires Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment; b) Ensure that Committee working groups and streams integrate a gender lens into trade and sustainability programs, environmental policies and strategies; and to c) Ensure that the Committee advocates a gender lens for member state national responses on climate resilience, and recovery plans to natural disasters.

To incorporate gender perspectives in all AFLA activities.

We aspire to gender transformative programming throughout East and Southern Africa. Our ambition will be founded on participatory gender assessments that inform all our programming.

I will systematically step up efforts to mainstream a gender perspective into programmes, projects and policies in UNCCD Secretariat and the GM including by ensuring that all staff go through training on how to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women in support of the Convention Parties that strive to implement the UNCCD Gender Action Plan. At the end of 2020, we aim to have a Gender equality capacity assessment conducted.

To arrange training for staff, and/or peer exchange with other NGO colleagues, on the use of gender-transformative and age-responsive language.

Systematically promote gender-responsive language and action in paper, presentations, assembly resolutions, working groups and governing body discussions at UN-Habitat and UNEP.

Provide support to the heads of UN Agencies in UN Gigiri to promote and encourage gender equality issues in their programme of work and to establish Nairobi as an IGC hub.

We will increase the number of gender-related courses on offer.