The OPCW is committed to gender equality and providing equal opportunities for everyone as we work to rid the world of chemical weapons.
International Gender Champions
IGC is a leadership network 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.
IGC Panel Parity Pledge
All International Gender Champions sign the Panel Parity Pledge to no longer sit on single-sex panels. This Pledge is at the core of the International Gender Champions initiative.
“Our motto, working together for a world free of chemical weapons, can only be realised when we engage all of the world’s citizens in this challenging endeavour.
The toughest problems require the best people and making use of 100% of the talent pool. We celebrate diversity in all of its forms.”
– Fernando Arias, OPCW Director-General
OPCW IGC Commitments
Establish work-life balance arrangements which are available to all staff to foster an equitable and inclusive work environment.
Gender Focal Points
Establish and appoint Gender Focal Points in each Division of the OPCW to promote gender equality and ensure gender mainstreaming throughout the organisation.