Champion
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.
  • Ensure the inclusive and meaningful participation of women and girls from civil society in our events and briefings, including sponsoring female briefers in all their diversity at high-level events, briefings, and consultations.

  • Mainstream gender in our work across all the UN pillars by advocating for a gender focus in resolutions and political declarations; strengthening the women, peace and security agenda both through meetings of all UN bodies and committees, including the PBC. We will work closely with the WPHF and continue our financial support to directly impact women actors and organizations on the ground.