Désirée Schweitzer
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva
Désirée Schweitzer

Achieving gender equality – a goal long overdue and vital for sustainable development. My mission: empower women and girls to realize their dreams!

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Promote gender balance and the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment within Geneva-based partner organizations and follow-up regularly on concrete actions taken.
Encourage the inclusion of key messages related to women’s rights, gender and diversity; sexual and reproductive health and rights; women, peace and security; and combating sexual and gender-based violence, in all relevant work of the Mission and, twice a year, take stock of progress made.