Sameer Chauhan, UNICC Director, International Gender Champion

28 September, 2020

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UNICC is determined to achieve gender parity at all levels by 2028 

UNICC’s Director Sameer Chauhan joins the International Gender Champions (IGC) network, a leadership community that brings together female and male decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. 

In the post-COVID world, we must ensure that we build back better our community. UNICC will be tasked with delivering scalable digital solutions for the UN family, as effectively and creatively as possible. We can live up to these expectations only by ensuring we have adequate diversity of perspectives – by gender as well as by sexual orientation, nationality and race. 

Sameer Chauhan, Director, UNICC 

In addition to supporting the IGC Panel Parity Pledge, Sameer has set two clearly defined objectives for UNICC. The first organisational goal is to achieve gender parity by 2028. To reach that milestone, UNICC needs to have a representation of women among UNICC Directors of at least 30%.

The second goal is to have in all recruitment panels at UNICC more than 30% of women, excluding human resources representatives. 

Ensuring we have gender parity at all levels within our organisation is a priority for us at UNICC, and for me personally, as this will be instrumental to best support the UN system. 

Sameer Chauhan, Director, UNICC 

In becoming an International Gender Champion, Sameer joins a network of more than 250 gender parity advocates from over 60 countries, including the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, Director of the Kofi Annan Foundation Corinne Momal-Vanian, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva Jürg Lauber and many other heads of international organisations, Permanent Missions and civil society organisations.