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.

Hala Hameed
Hala Hameed Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the United Nations in Geneva
Malayah Harper
Malayah Harper General Secretary, World YWCA
Elliott Harris
Elliott Harris Assistant Secretary-General, UN Environment
Andreas Ignatiou
Andreas Ignatiou Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations in Geneva
Wolfgang Jamann
Wolfgang Jamann Secretary-General/CEO, CARE International Secretariat
Simon Jones
Simon Jones Director, United Nations International Computing Centre
Sven Jürgenson
Sven Jürgenson Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Estonia to the United Nations, New York
Sigrid Kaag
Sigrid Kaag Special Coordinator for Lebanon, United Nations Office of the Special Coordinator for Lebanon
Besiana Kadare
Besiana Kadare Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Albania to the United Nations, New York
Jānis Kārkliņš
Jānis Kārkliņš Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Latvia to the United Nations in Geneva
Mohamed Khaled Khiari
Mohamed Khaled Khiari Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations, New York
Jan Kickert
Jan Kickert Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations, New York
Mukhisa Kituyi
Mukhisa Kituyi Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
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
Jorge Lomonaco
Jorge Lomonaco Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations in Geneva
François Longchamp
François Longchamp President, Conseil d'État du canton de Genève
Philip Lynch
Philip Lynch Director, International Service for Human Rights
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
Maria Emma Mejía Vélez
Maria Emma Mejía Vélez Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations, New York
Juan Carlos Mendoza García
Juan Carlos Mendoza García Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations, New York
Staffan de Mistura
Staffan de Mistura Special Envoy for Syria, Office of the Special Envoy of The Secretary-General for Syria
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Martín Garcia Moritán
Martín Garcia Moritán Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations, New York
Raimonda Murmokaitė
Raimonda Murmokaitė Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations, New York
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
Phuong Nga
Phuong Nga Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations, New York
Lana Nusseibeh
Lana Nusseibeh Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, New York
Patricia O’Brien
Patricia O’Brien Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva
Babatunde Osotimehin
Babatunde Osotimehin Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
Rolph Payet
Rolph Payet Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve
Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations, New York
Geir O. Pedersen
Geir O. Pedersen Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, New York
Andrea Pedrazzini
Andrea Pedrazzini CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi
Ib Petersen
Ib Petersen Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, New York
John Quinn
John Quinn Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations in Geneva
Zara Rapoport
Zara Rapoport Head of Office, Plan International
Aviva Raz Shechter
Aviva Raz Shechter Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva
Carl Reaich
Carl Reaich Ambassador, Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations in Geneva
Matthew Rycroft
Matthew Rycroft Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, New York
Jarmo Sareva
Jarmo Sareva Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research