France is particularly committed to gender equality issues, both nationally and internationally. The permanent representation of France to the United Nations in Vienna is therefore fully supportive of all initiatives supporting gender equality. This approach could allow us to integrate in a more concrete way the issue of gender in all Vienna based organizations. In our view, an equal participation of women and men in decision-making is essential to increase institutional effectiveness. Therefore, I am proud to be a member of the Vienna branch of International Gender Champions.
I commit to undertake the following:
To encourage our national authorities to create a framework which encourages more women to put themselves forward as candidates for positions in all relevant Vienna based organizations.
To support a strong focus on gender equality within the permanent representation of France by organizing dedicated meetings on gender, and to promote work-life balance practices to benefit both women and men.