Meirav Eilon Shahar
Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva
Meirav Eilon Shahar

In order to achieve a more equal and fair world, a world that achieves human rights for all, we must all fight for gender equality. I am very proud to be part of the International Gender Champions Initiative and will continue promoting women’s rights and gender equality, both in International Organizations in Geneva and within my country, Israel.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Establish an internal "family friendly" policy urging diplomats, employees, and in particular those with managerial responsibility not to initiate meetings on Wednesdays afternoon, which would offer flexibility to staff members who may need to handle personal matters.

  • Launch the Geneva Group of Friends for the Elimination of Sexual Harassment (GOFESH) and organize at least one meeting at expert level, with the aim of mainstreaming this important issue throughout Geneva-based International Organizations, institutions and diplomatic representations.