In addition to the Panel Parity Pledge, each Gender Champion makes two individual annual commitments specific to moving gender equality forward in their organization.
Make IPU Assemblies ever more gender-responsive, including by: a) Ensuring that at least 30% of participants in IPU Assemblies are women and that all decision-making structures of the IPU reach 40% by 2021; b) Continuing to organise yearly “Parity Debates” during IPU Assemblies, where there is gender parity on the panel and gender balance among participants; c) Developing a framework to promote a sexism-free and harassment-free environment at IPU Assemblies for implementation by 2021.
In addition to the IGC Panel Parity Pledge, I commit to: Step up efforts to ensure that gender equality is part and parcel of the IPU's work and functioning, including by: a) Carrying out an assessment of the Organization’s gender mainstreaming capacity, work environment and policies from a gender perspective in 2020; b) Testing a gender mainstreaming tool for all programmes of support to parliaments for implementation by 2021; and c) Enhancing the visibility of data on the gender composition of all panels that the IPU organises at regional and international meetings.
As a member of the HRC Consultative Group, I pledge to give due consideration to gender parity in the process of selecting HRC mandate holders.
Further improve GCERF HR policies and regulations (content, benefits and language) through the prism of gender equality. Improve GCERF’s code of conduct and ethics policies that clearly describe the organisation’s policy on gender equality but more broadly on inclusion.
I will ensure that gender is mainstreamed in DPPA initiatives to help countries prevent or resolve conflict and build peace. I will also endeavor to meet with representatives of women's groups during country visits.
I pledge to allocate and monitor that between 17% and 30% of funds are dedicated to gender equality and women empowerment in all DPPA extra-budgetary projects.
I will empower UN staff to support the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as an integral part of their work.
Listening is at the core of effective advocacy. My Office will provide opportunities to young women and girls to participate and ensure that their perspectives are heard, including in the process leading up to the Fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries and other key multilateral UN processes.
We will accelerate the implementation of the gender pledge adopted by the Canadian Permanent Mission in 2019, mainstreaming gender considerations in issues such as staffing and representation, management, policy, training, communications, and accountability. Additionally, I will continue to ensure that more leadership opportunities are offered to women in the mission.