Champion
Kjersti E. Andersen
Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Norway to the International Organisations in Vienna
Kjersti E. Andersen

Reaching the sustainable development goals depends on women’s universal empowerment – no woman or girl must be left behind.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • In our dialogue with, and in governing boards of, international organisations in Vienna, encourage organisations to: a) attain gender parity at management levels (P5 or equivalent and above) through both short- and long term measures, including the creation of a more conducive work environment, and b) integrate the gender dimension in programmes, policies, and normative and operational work, by developing dedicated standardized mechanisms, i.e. mandatory reviews from the gender equality perspective as part of project approval processes.

  • Promote work-family life balance through: a) early information and advance notice of meetings to enhance predictability and planning, and b) avoid calling meetings taking place during evenings, weekends and public holidays.