Representing Ireland at the UN, I see very clearly that gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls are not only ends in themselves. The participation of women and girls in political decision-making and in peacebuilding is the key to making the world a more peaceful, prosperous and sustainable place. More women means more peace. More women means better politics. I am committed to advocating for gender equality by supporting the full and equal participation of women in the work of the UN – whether diplomats, civil society, or political leaders - and in working to ensure that a gender perspective is mainstreamed in everything we do.
Advocate for access to 12 years of quality education for all adolescent girls, particularly in humanitarian and conflict settings, including by championing the rights of adolescent girls through the Generation Equality initiative.
Integrate a gender perspective into Ireland’s work and statements delivered as a Member of the UN Security Council and advocate for the implementation and realization of the WPS agenda across the work of the Council, including in mandate renewals and Council discussions.