Secretary-General António Guterres on Launch of Gender Parity Strategy


On 13 September 2017, Secretary-General António Guterres announced the launch of the System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity. He sent out a video message to United Nations staff stressing the importance of this initiative.

UN-Biased (IOM and OHCHR)


As our brains receive millions of pieces of information each second, we create shortcuts based on preconceived ideas or past-experience in order to make the best decisions quickly. Those shortcuts are unconscious biases. This video helps us become aware of biases in recruitment.

UN Women’s HeForShe 30 IMPACT Champions

HeForShe 3rd Anniversary and IMPACT10x10x10 Parity Report Launch

Marking its third-year anniversary, UN Women’s HeForShe movement convened its 30 IMPACT Champions – 10 Heads of State, 10 global CEOs and 10 University Presidents – part of the IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative to unveil solutions that have the potential to see gender equality achieved in our lifetime.

Secretary-General Guterres at the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Promoting gender equality, UN chief reiterates call for action

Building on his promise for gender parity, Secretary-General António Guterres issued a call for action, as well as "targets and benchmarks" to measure progress, while addressing participants at the opening of the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Secretary-General's Senior Advisor on Policy Ana Maria Menéndez

Gender parity more than just about numbers - UN official

Secretary-General Guterres appointed Ana Maria Menéndez as his new Senior Advisor on Policy in June 2017. The core areas of her work are gender parity and prevention. UN News interviewed her after the launch of the Gender Parity Strategy.

I Know Gender

I Know Gender: An Introduction to Gender Equality for UN Staff

The course aims to strengthen awareness of gender equality and women’s empowerment as a first step towards behavioral change and the integration of a gender perspective into everyday work for all UN staff at headquarters, regional and country levels.

Secretary-General Guterres at the CEO Initiative Conference

Watch the Full Interview With Antonio Guterres, U.N. Secretary General | CEO Initiative 2017

If you want to reach any level of gender parity you must take affirmative action. That’s what the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres told the CEO Initiative conference hosted by Fortune and Time.

Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka about the Gender Parity Initiative

Secretary-General’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity

Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has spoken about the importance of the Secretary-General’s gender parity initiative. UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Gender Equality (UN Women)

Gender equality means empowering women and girls

UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 aims to provide women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes to fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.

Senior-Level Job Opportunities in UN Peace Operations

Senior-Level Job Opportunities in UN Peace Operations

Kristina Koch, Chief of the Recruitment Section for the UN Department of Field Support/Field Personnel Division, speaks about the Senior Women Talent Pipeline for UN Peace Operations at the Women's Foreign Policy Group Career Development Brown Bag Meeting in Washington, DC, on 12 June 2017.