Champion
Julian Braithwaite
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations in Geneva
Julian Braithwaite

I am proud to be an International Gender Champion.  Empowering women and girls remains a key priority for the UK Government and Geneva is a key place to do so both within the institutions that are based here and in the work they do.  There is great potential for change at this world hub for human rights, trade and humanitarian work.  If we can better harness the collective power of the UN and member states, we will be a powerful force to support women and girls, whose contribution to solving today’s global challenges is vital.  Equally, ensuring robust policies and commitments to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment in Geneva is crucial in our work as Gender Champions and is something I will actively pursue.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Demonstrate and promote gender aware leadership through ensuring women's voices are heard and by offering the UK Mission as a convening space for women's leadership.

  • Promote data driven analysis, understanding and acceptance of the centrality of women's health and human rights related policies to wider Geneva work streams.