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.

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
Martin Kreutner
Martin Kreutner Dean & Executive Secretary, International Anti-Corruption Academy
Högni S. Kristjánsson
Högni S. Kristjánsson Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Iceland 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
Hannu Kyröläinen
Hannu Kyröläinen Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Finland to International Organizations in Vienna
Paul Ladd
Paul Ladd Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
Miroslav Lajčák
Miroslav Lajčák President, UN General Assembly
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
Dubravka Plejić Marković
Dubravka Plejić Marković Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the OSCE, UN and International Organizations
Alicia Buenrostro Massieu
Alicia Buenrostro Massieu Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mexico to International Organizations in Vienna
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
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
Ana Maria Menéndez
Ana Maria Menéndez Secretary-General’s Senior Advisor on Policy, United Nations
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
Dr. Francois Xavier Ngarambe
Dr. Francois Xavier Ngarambe Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the United Nations 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
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
Marie-Thérèse Pictet-Althann
Marie-Thérèse Pictet-Althann Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations in Geneva
Liselotte Plesner
Liselotte Plesner Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Denmark to International Organizations in Vienna
Mohammad Naeem Poyesh
Mohammad Naeem Poyesh Chargé d’Affaires, Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the UN in Vienna
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
Laura Rockwood
Laura Rockwood Executive Director, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
Maria Victoria González Roman
Maria Victoria González Roman Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Spain to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Barbara Ryan
Barbara Ryan Director, Group on Earth Observation
Matthew Rycroft
Matthew Rycroft Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, New York