UNCCD Executive Secretary Monique Barbut becomes an International Gender Champion


The UNCCD Executive Secretary Ms. Monique Barbut joined the global leadership network that unites over 200 female & male decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. 

Ms. Barbut made a pledge to cultivate a positive and supportive organizational culture among all staff where gender equality and empowerment of women are measurable and embedded in all decision-making and programming processes of the UNCCD. She also took upon herself to advocate for concrete measures, such as women’s access to land rights, which the UNCCD Parties can champion for mainstreaming gender and the empowerment of women in achieving land degradation neutrality.

Read more about the International Gender Champions here.