Esther Monterrubio Villar
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Spain to UNOV and other International Organizations in Vienna
Esther Monterrubio Villar

Ensuring equality and creating the conditions so that women can develop their full potential are essential foundations for building a safer, more prosperous and sustainable world, and are indispensable to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, in the past few months, we have borne witness to the disproportionate impact that the pandemic has had on women and girls the world over. We must ensure that this crisis does not lead to a reversal of our rights, and guarantee that women participate under equal conditions in the responses to CovidÔÇÉ19 and in the decisions made to bring about recovery. Only by mobilizing efforts and through constant and decisive action will we be able to break down gender barriers and achieve full equality. I am proud to be joining this struggle to tear down gender barriers and to make certain that no woman or girl is left behind.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Give greater weight to gender issues on the agendas of international organisations, be it through improving collaboration with other countries in this area, ensuring that a gender approach is integrated into programmes and activities.
Organize a seminar to support networks of women to share best practices and lessons learned in our efforts towards full gender equality.