Martin Bille Hermann
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in New York
Martin Bille Hermann

"Denmark is well known for its efforts to advance gender equality – not only in a national context but also through our development cooperation on the ground and in multilateral fora. As Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN in New York, I often deliver strong messages on Denmark’s commitment to fight for a gender equal world and my colleagues work hard to raise the normative bar in UN negotiations. My pledge as an international gender champion is two-fold – I pledge that Denmark will continue to fight for gender equality and equal rights in the UN and that I myself will practice what I preach by promoting gender equality at the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN."

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • In our dialogue with, and in governing boards of, international organizations in New York, encourage organizations to: 1) Attain gender balance at management levels (P5 or equivalent and above) through both short- and long term measures, including the creation of a more conducive work environment, 2) Integrate the gender dimension in programmes, policies, and normative and operational work, and 3) Put in place comprehensive and transparent policies to prevent and address sexual abuse and exploitation.

  • The joint Nordic commitment: "To promote work-family life balance through: 1) early information and advance notice of meetings to enhance predictability and planning, and 2) avoid calling meetings taking place during evenings, weekends and public holidays".