Champion
Hannu Kyröläinen
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Finland to International Organizations in Vienna
Hannu Kyröläinen

Equality is a fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution of my country Finland who celebrates the centenary of her independence this year. Yet, it was already 1906 when Finnish women won full political rights.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • In our dialogue with, and in governing boards of, international organisations in New York, encourage organisations to: a) attain gender balance at management levels (P5 or equivalent and above) through both short- and long term measures, including the creation of a more conducive work environment, and b) integrate the gender dimension in programmes, policies, and normative and operational work, and 3) Put in place comprehensive and transparent policies to prevent and address sexual abuse and exploitation.

  • Promote work-family life balance through: a) early information and advance notice of meetings to enhance predictability and planning, and b) avoid calling meetings taking place during evenings, weekends and public holidays.