Champion
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.
  • Systematically integrate a gender perspective into the speeches, public diplomacy and side events of the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, including by committing to incorporate a gender lens in all Security Council open debate statements on peacekeeping and peacebuilding and in Peacebuilding Commission interventions.

  • Commit to meet with civil society organisations working on women’s and girls’ rights, particularly those representing vulnerable or marginalised groups, ahead of the annual Commission of the Status of Women