Kirsti Kauppi
Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva
Kirsti Kauppi

Every woman and girl should be treated with dignity and without discrimination.  Every one of us, everywhere in the world.  And every woman and girl needs to know that this is their right and not a concession that they should need to request for.  In big matters and small, in official situations as well as in our daily encounters, we need to remind ourselves and each others of these basic but fundamental principles.  And we need to support each others, make sure that all of us heard and seen, show our appreciation and respect for each and every woman and girl.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Promote gender transformative approaches and follow-up in partner organizations’ normative and operational work, and 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 Geneva headquartered partner organizations 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, abuse and harassment.