Elena Rafti
Ambassador/Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to the UN and other International Organisations in Vienna
Elena Rafti

Gender equality is desirable not only for women themselves but for society as a whole. Gender balance works best for everyone, women and men, girls and boys. Empowering women leads to greater prosperity, economic growth, productivity. It is up to all of us to work to make this happen.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

Personal Commitments

Integrate a gender dimension into all of my Μission’s work, i.e. in national statements and interventions, and advocate for gender mainstreaming in all aspects of the Foreign Ministry’s work.
Establish flexible working arrangements, in order to achieve a healthy work and family balance for both men and women colleagues of my Μission.