Champion
Alejandro Solano Ortiz
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Embassy and Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the international organizations in Vienna
Alejandro Solano Ortiz

The International Gender Champion is the appropriate platform to promote jointly gender equality. Being Ambassador of Costa Rica, a country fully committed for the equal rights for all, implies responsibility and shared values. As Marie Curie said, "nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.  Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less".  So is the time to work and take decision for all, without any distinctions.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Contribute to at least 2 gender equality events this year, preferably by co-organizing, sponsoring or participating actively.

  • Continue to press for a significant improvement in gender balance, particularly at senior levels, in the staffing of Vienna Based Organizations, by delivering at least one national statement on this matter in each Organization.