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.
Keep gender equality and women’s empowerment high on the agenda in all official functions at the UN and in public outreach activities.
Provide opportunities for female members of the Mission to take on roles of responsibility and give visibility to their work.