Dr. Christoph Heusgen
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York
Dr. Christoph Heusgen

Germany will continue advancing gender equality in the UN and at our mission. We all know that empowering women and girls is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. Now we must turn these words into action and take all necessary practical steps.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Mainstream gender in the UN Security Council by advocating for a gender focus in related resolutions, inter alia, on Youth, Peace and Security; Climate and Security and Small Arms; strengthening the women, peace and security agenda both within the Security Council and through meetings with the UNSC Informal Expert Group; and sponsoring female briefers at high level events and (country specific) briefings.

  • Provide financial support through the Covid-19-window of the "Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund", to support gender equality and “building back better” with a focus on women.