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.
  • Promote gender transformative approaches and follow-up in partner organizations’ normative and operational work, and integrate key messages related to women’s rights; sexual and reproductive health and rights; women, peace and security; and combating sexual and gender based violence, in all relevant work of the Mission.

  • Encourage Geneva headquartered partner organizations to promote gender balance and work-life balance at all levels, and request regular updates on plans and resources allocated to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.