Morten Jespersen
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in Geneva
Morten Jespersen

It cannot be ignored that gender equal societies has proven to be a key driver of economic and sustainable development. Gender equality does however not come on its own nor does it come easy. Part of the commitment to work towards sustainable societies is the promise to put human rights protection first; for all women, men, boys and girls - on an equal basis.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

Personal Commitments

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.
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.