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.

Personal Commitments

Advance the discussion on issues of Gender Justice and Inclusivity by hosting at least one event, bringing together academia, civil society and the diplomatic community.
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 at least two dedicated presentations or workshops for all staff.