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.

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
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, 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
Petteri Taalas
Petteri Taalas Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
Peter Thomson
Peter Thomson Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations, New York. President, 71st United Nations General Assembly
Hannele Tikkanen
Hannele Tikkanen Chargé d’Affaires, Permanent Representative of Finland to the OSCE
Paddy Torsney
Paddy Torsney Permanent Observer, Inter‑Parliamentary Union
Stefano Toscano
Stefano Toscano Director, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
Leigh Turner
Leigh Turner Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the International Organisations in Vienna
Andras Vamos-Goldman
Andras Vamos-Goldman Executive Director, Justice Rapid Response
Marc Vanheukelen
Marc Vanheukelen Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the European Union to the WTO
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, 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, New York
Marijke Wijnroks
Marijke Wijnroks Executive Director, The Global Fund
Claude Wild
Claude Wild Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Organization for Security and Co-operation, the United Nations and to the International Organizations in Vienna
Chris Williams
Chris Williams Executive Director, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
Robert Wood
Robert Wood Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the U.S. to the Conference on Disarmament, 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
Houlin Zhao
Houlin Zhao Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union