Veronika Bard

Women’s rights are human rights. As a committed International Gender Champion my focus lies on moving forward.  Backsliding or status quo is not an option. Gender equality is still not a reality everywhere and for everyone. Ashamedly, backtracking on progress achieved is now happening throughout the world. We all need to pull in the same direction to attain lasting progress and sustainable development. The power of this network is in the collectivity – we are all running it, we are all leading it and we are all responsible.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

Veronika Bard,
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in Geneva