Barbara Žvokelj
Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the UN, OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna
Barbara Žvokelj

We need the best political leaders, people with best ideas, most creative and most driven to win the best possible future. For this reason we cannot allow half of the world's population to remain observers – "we cannot win with only half of the team". This is why gender equality matters.

I come from a country where we practice what we preach. At this point all of Slovenian Permanent Representatives to the UN are women.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

Personal Commitments

Active promotion and broadening of the IGC Network in Vienna, with an emphasis on Ambassadors/Permanent Representatives from regions that are underrepresented in the initiative, as well as bilateral Ambassadors and Ambassadors to the OSCE. Efforts will be made to recruit 3 Ambassadors in 2021.
Ensure a healthy work-life balance for all employees, both women and men, by employing new technologies and facilitating a new working culture.