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.

Barbara Ryan
Barbara Ryan Director, Group on Earth Observation
Matthew Rycroft
Matthew Rycroft Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations in 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 in 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 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
Dong-ik Shin
Dong-ik Shin Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the International Organizations in Vienna
Michel Sidibé
Michel Sidibé Executive Director, UNAIDS
Olof Skoog
Olof Skoog Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in 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 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
Christine Stix-Hackl
Christine Stix-Hackl Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Austria to the International Organizations in Vienna
Dr Lachlan Strahan
Dr Lachlan Strahan Chargé d’affaires a.i., Permanent Mission of Australia 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)
William Lacy Swing
William Lacy Swing Director-General, International Organization for Migration
Elhadj As Sy
Elhadj As Sy Secretary-General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Petteri Taalas
Petteri Taalas Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
Peter Thomson
Peter Thomson Special Envoy for the Ocean, United Nations
Hannele Tikkanen
Hannele Tikkanen Chargé d’Affaires, Permanent Representative of Finland to the OSCE
Paddy Torsney
Paddy Torsney Permanent Observer, Inter‑Parliamentary Union in New York
Stefano Toscano
Stefano Toscano Director, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
Leigh Turner
Leigh Turner Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations in Vienna
Tudor Ulianovschi
Tudor Ulianovschi Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations in Geneva
Nicole Schwab & Aniela Unguresan
Nicole Schwab & Aniela Unguresan Co-Founders, EDGE Certified Foundation
Andras Vamos-Goldman
Andras Vamos-Goldman Executive Director, Justice Rapid Response
Monique van Daalen
Monique van Daalen Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations in Geneva
Marc Vanheukelen
Marc Vanheukelen Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the European Union to the World Trade Organization
Jos Verbeek
Jos Verbeek Special Representative to the UN and WTO, World Bank Group Office in Geneva
Mauro Vieira
Mauro Vieira Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations in New York
Adrian Vierita
Adrian Vierita Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations in Geneva
Marilena Viviani
Marilena Viviani Director of the Geneva Liaison Office, United Nations Children's Fund
Frans Vreeswijk
Frans Vreeswijk General Secretary & CEO, International Electrotechnical Commission
Margot Wallström
Margot Wallström Foreign Minister, Government of Sweden
Scott Weber
Scott Weber Director-General, Interpeace
Christian Wenaweser
Christian Wenaweser Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations in New York
Marijke Wijnroks
Marijke Wijnroks Executive Director, The Global Fund
Claude Wild
Claude Wild Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to International Organizations in Vienna
Robert Wood
Robert Wood Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the U.S. to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva
Li Yong
Li Yong Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
Merav Zafary-Odiz
Merav Zafary-Odiz Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Israel to the IAEA and the CTBTO-PREPCOM
Valentin Zellweger
Valentin Zellweger Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in Geneva
Lassina Zerbo
Lassina Zerbo Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization