Champions

International Gender Champions is a network of senior leaders working to advance gender equality in the executive management of their institutions and in their programmatic work through concrete and measurable commitments.

Katherine Ann Hagen
Katherine Ann Hagen Founder and Executive Director, Global Social Observatory
Terhi Hakala
Terhi Hakala Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations in Geneva
Hala Hameed
Hala Hameed Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the United Nations in Geneva
Malayah Harper
Malayah Harper General Secretary, World YWCA
Wolfgang Jamann
Wolfgang Jamann Secretary-General/CEO, CARE International Secretariat
Rev. Dr. Martin Junge
Rev. Dr. Martin Junge General Secretary, Lutheran World Federation
Jānis Kārkliņš
Jānis Kārkliņš Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Latvia to the United Nations in Geneva
George C. Kasoulides
George C. Kasoulides Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus in Geneva
Nazhat Shameem Khan
Nazhat Shameem Khan Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in Geneva
Mukhisa Kituyi
Mukhisa Kituyi Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Filloreta Kodra
Filloreta Kodra Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Albania to the United Nations in Geneva
Anna Korka
Anna Korka Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations in Geneva
Vesna Batistić Kos
Vesna Batistić Kos Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Croatia to the United Nations in Geneva
Khalid Koser
Khalid Koser Executive Director, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
Deyana Kostadinova
Deyana Kostadinova Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Nations in Geneva
Andrius Krivas
Andrius Krivas Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations in Geneva
Linda Kromjong
Linda Kromjong Secretary-General, International Organization of Employers
Jovan Kurbalija
Jovan Kurbalija Director, DiploFoundation
Paul Ladd
Paul Ladd Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
Elisabeth Laurin
Elisabeth Laurin Ambassador, Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in Geneva
Antje Leendertse
Antje Leendertse Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in Geneva
Anne-Sophie Lois
Anne-Sophie Lois UN Representative and Head of Office, Plan International United Nations Office in Geneva
François Longchamp
François Longchamp President, Conseil d'État du canton de Genève
Philip Lynch
Philip Lynch Director, International Service for Human Rights
Marta Maurás Pérez
Marta Maurás Pérez Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations in Geneva
Peter Maurer
Peter Maurer President, International Committee of the Red Cross
Rosemary McCarney
Rosemary McCarney Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva
Athaliah Molokomme
Athaliah Molokomme Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Botswana to the United Nations in Geneva
Geert Muylle
Geert Muylle Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations in Geneva
Harald Neple
Harald Neple Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Norway to the WTO and EFTA in Geneva
Dr. Francois Xavier Ngarambe
Dr. Francois Xavier Ngarambe Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the United Nations in Geneva
Rolph Payet
Rolph Payet Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
Andrea Pedrazzini
Andrea Pedrazzini CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi
Marie-Thérèse Pictet-Althann
Marie-Thérèse Pictet-Althann Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations in Geneva
Aviva Raz Shechter
Aviva Raz Shechter Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva
Martha Rojas Urrego
Martha Rojas Urrego Secretary General, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Barbara Ryan
Barbara Ryan Director, Group on Earth Observation
Jarmo Sareva
Jarmo Sareva Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
John Scanlon
John Scanlon Secretary-General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Simona Scarpaleggia
Simona Scarpaleggia Co-Chair of the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment, CEO of IKEA Switzerland
Milorad Šćepanović
Milorad Šćepanović Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Montenegro to the United Nations in Geneva
Klaus Schwab
Klaus Schwab Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
Maurizio E. Serra
Maurizio E. Serra Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in Geneva
Nikhil Seth
Nikhil Seth Executive Director, United Nations Institute for Training and Research
Syed Tauqir Shah
Syed Tauqir Shah Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the World Trade Organization in Geneva
Michel Sidibé
Michel Sidibé Executive Director, UNAIDS
Peter Sørensen
Peter Sørensen Head of the Delegation, Permanent Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in Geneva
Carsten Staur
Carsten Staur Permanent Representative and Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in Geneva
Yvette Stevens
Yvette Stevens Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the United Nations in Geneva
Vojislav Šuc
Vojislav Šuc Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the United Nations in Geneva, and President of the Human Rights Council, Twelfth Cycle (2018)