Gender-neutral terms are nothing new, but people don’t always think to use them. These terms, also called gender-inclusive, remove the sexism or gender indications from words that don’t need to be gender-specific. You may already use some of these gender-inclusive words on a regular basis.
These Guidelines include a number of strategies to help United Nations staff use gender-inclusive language. They may be applied to any type of communication, whether it is oral or written, formal or informal, or addressed to an internal or external audience.