Matthew Wilson
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Barbados to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
Global Board
Matthew Wilson

Addressing gender equality must not be an afterthought or an addition. It is central to ensuring a fair, just and rights based society and multilateral trading system and must therefore be central to our work, research, advocacy and policy making. As a Gender Champion I will continue to highlight the importance of gender in trade and climate change policy and in supporting equality and human rights for all.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

I commit to being involved in two mentoring initiatives a year focused on supporting the empowerment and equality of women in the workplace.
I have led the work of the MSMEs WG with the WTO Trade and Gender WG to produce a compendium of initiatives to provide access to finance for women owned and led businesses. I commit to launching this at the WTO Ministerial Conference in February in UAE. In my role as Chair of the MSMEs WG at WTO I am creating a special agenda item on spotlight on SMEs where we will be showcasing SMES. I commit to ensure that at least half of the SMEs under the MSME spotlight are women.