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.

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
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
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
Pilar Saborío de Rocafort
Pilar Saborío de Rocafort Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to International Organizations in Vienna
Jarmo Sareva
Jarmo Sareva Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
Kai Jürgen Mikael Sauer
Kai Jürgen Mikael Sauer Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations, New York
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 High Level Panel on Women Economic Empowerment, CEO of IKEA Switzerland
Andrew J. Schofer
Andrew J. Schofer Chargé d’Affaires, United States Mission to International Organizations in Vienna
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, Geneva
Dong-ik Shin
Dong-ik Shin Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the International Organizations in Vienna
Olof Skoog
Olof Skoog Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, New York
Peter Sørensen
Peter Sørensen Head of the Delegation, Permanent Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in Geneva
Philip Spoerri
Philip Spoerri Permanent Observer and Head of Delegation , International Committee of the Red Cross
Carsten Staur
Carsten Staur 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
Christine Stix-Hackl
Christine Stix-Hackl Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Austria to the International Organizations in Vienna
Vojislav Šuc
Vojislav Šuc Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the United Nations in Geneva
William Lacy Swing
William Lacy Swing Director-General, International Organization for Migration