In addition to the Panel Parity Pledge, each Gender Champion makes two individual annual commitments specific to moving gender equality forward in their organization.
To continue to make the implementation of the “Women, Peace and Security” agenda a priority for Germany in the UN, in particular through Germany’s chairmanship of the network of government focal points on “Women, Peace and Security” in 2018.
Train Technical Officers to encourage IEC technical committees to adopt a more gender balanced approach in all relevant IEC International Standards.
Gender equality can only be achieved by entrusting the next generation with its guardianship. Children and youth represent one of the largest refugee constituencies and the least empowered. In this regard, in 2018, UNRWA will further expand its innovative work through the Agency-wide School Parliament initiative to equip girls and boys to partner together in becoming agents of change in championing gender equality to their peers and cohorts, allowing UNRWA’s 500,000 students to become role models for future generations.
Devote specific attention to women's rights in all my missions, by: (i) including women’s rights issues in the mission preparation and in my meetings on the ground; (ii) holding meetings with women's rights civil society organisations and women human rights defenders during the mission; (iii) including female staff in my delegation, and; (iv) including women’s rights issues in the outcome statements and reports of my missions.
Create women’s leadership curricula on WeLearn, UN Women’s virtual skills school, and train at least 100 corporate women for a strong pipeline of leaders. Support the screening of a series of thought-leadership films and artistic performances that use story-telling to illuminate the damage done by gender inequality, shown at the United Nations and elsewhere, with accompanying panel discussions, supported by UN Women expertise.
Support the implementation of the Secretary-General’s System-wide Strategy for Gender Parity, including through engaging the civil society in shadow reporting for increased transparency and accountability; developing guidance on promoting an enabling environment supportive of gender parity; organizing capacity-building workshops and trainings for the Gender Focal Points of the UN system; and collaborating with DPKO & DFS to increase the number in women in peacekeeping and field operations.
I commit to ensure a programmatic focus on gender equality and empowering women and girls, including developing an action plan to accelerate progress to overcome barriers preventing adolescent girls and young women from accessing healthcare and comprehensive sexuality education.
Create synergies with other Permanent Missions, UN specialized agencies and civil society aiming to raise awareness and promote gender equality through a variety of gender empowering and action-oriented initiatives, including resolutions, joint statements and side-events, that would enable us to map progress achieved. Also, work together to eradicate sexual abuse and exploitation in international organizations and NGOs, while guaranteeing that comprehensive policies, rigorous standards and codes of conduct at global and national levels are put into place.
Deepen Women@TheTable’s work with International Gender Champions in outreach to civil society, the private sector and academia to help create a sustainable, inclusive international community, including programming and sets of measurements and evaluation to catalyze systems change.