Mikael Anzén
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the WTO , Permanent Mission of Sweden
Mikael Anzén

I’m brought up in an environment with many strong and intelligent women and I’m coming from a country that is considered to be gender equal. Although, neither my grand-mother nor my mother got the same opportunities as my grand-father or my father. As a gender champion I’ll do my outmost to make sure that women of today and tomorrow gets their equal rights. Refraining women from access to education, work and opportunities is just not acceptable. Research has proven gender equality being smart economics and a sustainable way to build our societies. We should all let this knowledge guide our daily endeavors and future commitments.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Promote gender transformative approaches and follow-up in partner organizations’ normative and operational work, and integrate key messages related to women’s rights; sexual and reproductive health and rights; women, peace and security; and combating sexual and gender based violence, in all relevant work of the Mission.
Encourage Geneva headquartered partner organizations to promote gender balance and work-life balance at all levels, and request regular updates on plans and resources allocated to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.