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





Ensure that at least 30% of participants in IPU Assemblies are women and that all decision-making structures of the IPU reach 40% by 2020.

FEI to seek to obtain a Gender Equality Seal.

With support from the ITC SheTrades Initiative and supporters of the Buenos Aires Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment, share best practices and build the evidence base for more inclusive trade through a series of 6 seminars on: a. Gender-Based Analysis of Trade Policy; b. Enhancing Women Entrepreneurs’ Participation in Public Procurement; c. Connecting Women Entrepreneurs to International Value Chains; d. Promoting Financial Inclusion for Women; e. Women and Trade in Trade Agreements; and f. Women in Digital Trade; as well as create a guide, in the form of a publication for MC12 in December 2019, to help policy-makers, trade and investment institutions, and businesses make trade more gender-responsive (points a, b, and c to be completed in 2018).

Internal framework for the full application of the zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment in the workplace approved and operational in 2018

I have implemented in 2017, and will continue to strengthen, a policy across our Ministry to support our staff experiencing sexual harassment at multilateral meetings. During 2018 I will encourage a minimum of 20 other Missions and UN agencies to develop and implement similar policies.

Support the UN Secretary-General in his goal of achieving gender parity and ensuring we create a UN that is gender diverse in its leadership, including by supporting the implementation of the United Nations System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity, including striving to achieve gender parity within my own Office.

Deliver on the gender parity goal of the Secretary-General and will work towards ensuring that OCHA’s senior management comprises at least 30 per cent women by 2019 and 50 percent by 2020 because gender parity is crucial for humanitarian action.

2 partnership initiatives co-organized to advocate for the cause of adolescents girls and children’s rights and to collaboratively translate targeted priorities for adolescent girls’ empowerment and wellbeing into UN Resolutions and joint policies/strategies.

Ensure that through a consultative process an Action Plan for the implementation of the UNOV/UNODC Strategy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2018-2021) is developed and formally approved by 31 December 2018. Encourage increased use of flexible working arrangements within UNOV/UNODC to further promote an inclusive organizational culture by driving targeted awareness campaigns and closely monitoring usage.

Organize, with my fellow women Ambassadors, an initiative to develop and promote confidence among young women diplomats and delegates to Geneva.