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





By the end of 2018, adopt a revised Policy on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment, to ensure that the organisation embraces a gender-responsive approach throughout its project portfolio and operations.

Reach parity at ITC at the professional category level by 2020 going from 41% to 46% in 2018. Through the joint 2018 ITC-ITU Pilot Mentoring Programme, enhance personal and professional growth of women from G6 levels and above using internal ITC-ITU talents as ‘mentors’.

Ensure that the particular situation, risks and needs of women human rights defenders are reflected in all relevant resolutions, laws, policies and practices on which we work, including through the adoption of at least one national law with a specific provision on women human rights defenders.

To advocate for the rights of women and girls in at least one statement during each UPR session thoughout the year.

Canada will systematically advocate for strong language on gender equality and women’s empowerment in resolutions, statements, and side events throughout the year.

Have at least two debates at the Human Rights Film Festival centered around women's rights and/or gender equality, partnering with at least 3 different women’s organizations and NGO’s.

Identify no less than 15 progressive and courageous women and invite them to Geneva. We will make sure that on the framework of their participation to the Human Rights Film Festival they also have strategic meetings and sponsorship opportunities.

To encourage gender balance in the composition of multi-member delegations representing the Government of the Republic of Cyprus at various international meetings and fora in Geneva. To promote gender balance and combat gender stereotyping in the recruitment of local staff and interns, as well as in the allocation of tasks and responsibilities in the Mission, by ensuring that all relevant decisions are based on the individuals’ skills and competencies.

To continue supporting all initiatives in the Human Rights Council that aim at strengthening gender equality, provided that their language is sufficiently ambitious.

Work to further incorporate gender dimensions into trade-related through raising awareness on the link between trade and gender; facilitating WTO members' action on trade and gender including the implementation of the Buenos Aires Declaration; generating new data on the impact of trade on women; and, providing training to government officials and to women entrepreneurs.