Geraldine Byrne Nason
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in New York
Geraldine Byrne Nason

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.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Advocate for the protection of women human rights defenders and of civil society space in situations of conflict, and elevate civil society voices, particularly those of women and girls.
Use Ireland’s membership of the UN Security Council and leadership on the Informal Expert Group on WPS to promote and advocate for women’s leadership and participation in situations of peace and security, including in UN-led peace processes