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.