Dr. Thomas Greminger
Secretary General, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Dr. Thomas Greminger

The OSCE recognizes gender equality as an indispensable prerequisite for inclusive peace, sustainable economic development and democratic governance. I commit to taking a leadership role to integrate the UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security agenda into our activities and to break down gender barriers within the Organization.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Introduce innovative recruitment and retention policies and practices to improve gender balance, particularly in those staff categories and/or Secretariat departments/units where there is a significant gender imbalance.

  • Ensure that women and men feel safe in reporting all forms of harassment and exploitation by establishing a “persons of confidence” mechanism, and introduce a whistleblower policy to ensure that they are adequately protected from retaliation if they report such misconduct.