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





Strive to achieve gender balance on delegations coming from Australia and to track and publish the numbers by the end of 2018.

Create awareness amongst Parties of the BRS Conventions of the importance of and benefits from ensuring balanced gender representation at all meetings of the bodies of the Conventions.

Implement a hiring process that, when candidates are equally qualified, gives preference to those with expertise in gender studies.

Take the next steps in developing a gender equality and inclusion plan for the Graduate Institute (a) by mapping existing internal programs and policies to advance gender equality and inclusion, and (b) communicating them broadly on a dedicated webpage to improve knowledge about them and enhance their effectiveness.

In our dialogue with, and in governing boards of, international organisations in New York, encourage organisations to: a) attain gender balance at management levels (P5 or equivalent and above) through both short- and long term measures, including the creation of a more conducive work environment, and b) integrate the gender dimension in programmes, policies, and normative and operational work.

Work on bringing together all actors working on the promotion of gender, including NGOs, States and International Organizations working in the areas of health, human rights, trade, disarmament and humanitarian affairs, with a view to ensuring better coordination of our joint efforts.

Improve the ratio of women to men in senior and middle management positions via implementation of the IFRC Strategic Framework on Gender and Diversity Issues and seek to have it adopted by at least 50 percent of National Societies.

To increase the percentage of IFRC-supported programmes and services that present sex and diversity disaggregated data, and include guidance on how to collect such data in the Minimum Standard Commitments to Gender and Diversity in Emergency Programming (for updates on this initiative see IFRC's gender and diversity website launched on 8 March 2017).

In the context of the UN Global Compact having undertaken a governance review and having plans to restructure its Board in 2018, the Gender Champion commits to ensuring gender parity on the UN Global Compact Board by increasing gender representation from approximately 33% currently to at least 50% in 2018.

By September 2018, the job descriptions and annual objectives of all staff members of Plan International UN Office in Geneva will be revised and include concrete language reflecting Plan International’s commitment to gender equality and the advancement of girls’ rights.