I am a strong advocate of gender equality. We have to break down gender stereotypes, and enable women to reach their full potential within and beyond the UN. Women are powerful agents of change: their talent in preventive diplomacy, conflict prevention and resolution, post-conflict peacebuilding and reconciliation should be fully used. Sustainable peace, prosperity and the respect for human rights can only be achieved with their meaningful participation in all levels of decision-making.
Organise at least five events on gender equality and women's empowerment throughout the year.
Highlight women's empowerment in the work of the relevant Conference/Committee when chairing meetings and in statements.