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 gender parity among the members of delegation representing Montenegro in the international fora, and encourage women’s participation in specialized training courses and education programs provided by organizations, academia and institutions in Geneva.

To promote at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland a work environment which favors equal opportunities and where there is zero tolerance for sexual harassment, abuse and exploitation.

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.

To encourage our national authorities to create a framework which encourages more women to put themselves forward as candidates for positions in all relevant Vienna based organizations.

To support a strong focus on gender equality within the permanent representation of France by organizing dedicated meetings on gender, and to promote work-life balance practices to benefit both women and men.

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 simplified procedures for sick leave of staff with children.

Strive towards ensuring that women or men on parental leave being posted abroad are entitled to the same benefits as diplomats serving at the Ministry.

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.

Provide on-going training and developmental initiatives relating to leadership presence; personal branding; assertiveness; strategic networking and work/life balance. Offer mentoring, peer coaching and executive coaching interventions so that female staff at all levels receive tailored, sustained support to best manage their careers. Establish a network for female directors in the WTO Secretariat and UN organizations.