Jörundur Valtýsson
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Iceland to the United Nations in New York
Jörundur Valtýsson

I am proud to join the International Champions network in New York and will actively advocate for the advancement of gender equality and women‘s human rights, both as an Icelandic diplomat at the United Nations and in my private life, as a father of three daughters.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

Personal Commitments

Promote gender-transformative approaches in partner organizations’ normative and operational work. 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 the UN System 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 and abuse and sexual harassment.