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 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.