Champion
Bård Ivar Svendsen
Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy The Hague
 Bård Ivar Svendsen

Norway has a long history and strong record of gender equality. As Norwegian ambassador, I see it as an important task to support and promote gender equality and diversity in all aspects of my work.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Systematically advocate for strong language on gender equality and gender empowerment in resolutions, statements, and events.

  • Promote work-family balance through existing practices of providing advanced notice of meetings and ensuring that meetings take place during work hours, and in addition allow for flexibility in working hours and encourage homeworking when necessary for family reasons.