Champion
Harald Aspelund
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Iceland to the United Nations in Geneva
Harald Aspelund

Gender equality is a top priority for me personally because no society can develop; economically, politically, or socially; without it. Gender equality benefits all.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • Promote work-family life balance through: 1) Early information and advance notice of meetings to enhance predictability and planning, and 2) Avoid calling meetings taking place during evenings, weekends and public holidays.

  • In our dialogue with, and in governing boards of, international organizations in Geneva, encourage organizations to: 1) 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, 2) 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.