Helga Maria Schmid
Secretary-General, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Helga Maria Schmid

I am a firm believer in the benefits of diversity and inclusion. It is indisputable that gender equality is inseparably intertwined with achieving peace, security and stability in our region and beyond. When women participate equally in society, in political life, in the economy, and in peace processes, we all benefit.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Advocate for women’s meaningful and active inclusion to address intersecting crises related to climate change and promote women’s access to natural resources.
Continue to promote and support the critical role of women peacebuilders and mediators, especially young women leaders across the OSCE region through extensive networking, capacity building and mentoring.