Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Iceland to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
Gender equality is important for us all, women and men, girls and boys. It affects our everyday lives in ways we are sometimes unaware of ourselves. It is crucial that everyone takes the challenge of trying to affect positive change. I will do my part both in representing Iceland and in my personal capacity.
I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.
Promote gender transformative approaches and follow-up in partner organizations’ normative and operational work, and integrate 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.
Encourage Geneva headquartered partner organizations to promote gender balance and work-life balance at all levels, and request regular updates on plans and resources allocated to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.