Michael Carpenter
Ambassador, U.S. Mission to the OSCE
Michael Carpenter

“Where we clearly need more improvement is in the inclusion of women in mediation and leadership roles in the OSCE and other international organizations. … Again, this is not about ‘doing a favor‘ for women – this is to make better policy and improve outcomes for all.”


I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

I will encourage everyone serving in the U.S. Mission to the OSCE to complete the U.S. State Department online course “Mitigating Unconscious Bias” before the end of 2024.
I will participate in at least two OSCE-based "Men for Gender Equality Network" events this year to engage and encourage at least two other OSCE male leaders to become International Gender Champions.