Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn
Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Embassy of Switzerland to The Netherlands
Steering Committee
Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn

Looking at the hard-earned achievements in gender equality, it is fair to say that they are mainly the result of women's engagement. Men, individually and collectively, can and should do more to contribute their vital share in order to achieve gender equality. For me, the IGC Initiative is the perfect platform to walk the talk.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Organize an event, bringing together the diplomatic community, academia and member of the civil society with the aim of enhancing the dialogue on specific issues of Gender Equality.
Strengthen capacity building on gender awareness and on managing work-life balance among the Embassy staff, including by ensuring that all senior staff take an unconscious bias test and by providing dedicated presentations or workshops for all staff.