Champion
Christine Stix-Hackl
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Austria to the International Organizations in Vienna
Christine Stix-Hackl

Gender equality is an essential part of achieving a more just and balanced society for men and women alike. By creating a more equal partaking in society, it serves the long-term social and economic development of any country. International organisations, like the UN, play a crucial part in the promotion of gender equality. As the Permanent Representative of the Host Country, Austria, I am particularly proud to welcome the International Gender Champions initiative here in Vienna and to be a part of this endeavour.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • Actively break up implicit gender barriers in my Mission by engaging both men and women in gender issues.

  • Foster gender equality in international organisations by promoting the recruitment of female candidates in high level and technical positions.