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





Promote work life balance in the Mission by instituting early dismissal hours and not organizing meetings during evenings, weekends, and public holidays.

Organize two gender related events per year, with a focus on women’s political participation and economic empowerment

I will make a statement to promote gender equality in at least three occasions other than International Women’s Day.

I will pose at least one question on the status of women's innovation and creativity during my country visits.

Pursue gender budgeting in the next twelve months as a means to achieve greater equality and inclusion.

Achieve gender parity in Canadian appointments to the board of International Financial Institutions for which the Minister of Finance is governor, and to instruct these appointees to prioritise gender equality in their work at these institutions.

The UN Global Compact will organize a minimum of 3 expert-led and interactive how-to sessions ("academy sessions") by the end of the year to help companies align their business strategies with SDG 5 and the Women's Empowerment Principles and achieve gender equality within their own organization.

The UN Global Compact will launch a Global Impact Initiative in collaboration with Global Compact Local Networks to encourage Global Compact participants to set corporate targets to increase the representation of women in leadership.

In our dialogue with, and in governing boards of, international organizations in Vienna, encourage organizations to: 1) Attain gender balance at management levels (P5 or equivalent and above) through both short- and long term measures, including the creation of a more conducive work environment, 2) Integrate the gender dimension in programs, policies, and normative and operational work, and 3) Put in place comprehensive and transparent policies to prevent and address sexual abuse and exploitation.

1) Enhance predictability and planning, and 2) Avoid calling meetings that will take place during evenings, weekends and public holidays.