Annika Markovic
Ambassador to Austria and Slovakia and Permanent Representative , Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN and the International Organisations in Vienna
Annika Markovic

Gender equality and women’s empowerment is crucial in all vital areas of life and international relations. Without gender equality we can never reach lasting peace, security, justice or a sustainable development. As a committed International Gender Champion. I will strive to bringing a gender equality perspective into all areas of international policy by addressing destructive gender norms. The overall goal remains to give women and men the same power to shape their own lives and our future societies.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

Personal Commitments

Promote gender equality in partner organizations by supporting mainstreaming of a gender perspective in policies and programmes. Ensure that comprehensive and transparent policies to prevent and address sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment are in place in my mission and encourage partners to do the same.
Contribute to promote gender equality and raise awareness about gender equality issues and the importance of the inclusion of women. Actively engage in the debate, both through social media and other platforms, and frequently communicate on gender equality to mobilise others to participate.