Gordan Markotić
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
Gordan Markotić

Women comprise half of each society and are rich of unique talents and potential. Full and equal participation of women, young women and girls in the society has a multiplier effect on poverty eradication, productivity as well as sustainable economic growth. Moreover, women’s political empowerment and access to leadership positions is essential to improve the democratic representation and achieve a more equal world. I believe it is our collective duty to support the endeavours towards eliminating all forms of discrimination and making substantive equality between women and men a reality. Only this way we can achieve sustainable and prosperous societies.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Actively uphold and promote the language of gender equality in the statements of Croatia and the EU, joint statements and resolutions, primarily in the Human Rights Council, but also in other multilateral organizations and fora. Furthermore, uphold the initiatives aiming at empowering women and girls and achieving gender equality.
Promote and ensure - among my co-workers – safe working environment free from harassment and discrimination. Moreover, continue to promote the work-life balance through making sure that workload is equally divided, planned and notified. Work-life balance immensely contribute to gender equality as well as our motivation and productivity.