Champion
Olof Skoog
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in New York
Olof Skoog

The Swedish experience is that gender equality is as beneficial to men and boys as it is to women and girls. Women’s empowerment advances entire societies.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • Promote work-family life balance through: 1) Early information and advance notice of meetings to enhance predictability and planning, and 2) Avoid calling meetings taking place during evenings, weekends and public holidays.

  • In our dialogue with, and in governing boards of, international organizations in Geneva, encourage organizations to: 1) Attain gender balance at management levels (P5 or equivalent and above) through both short- and long term measures, including the creation of a more conducive work environment, 2) Integrate the gender dimension in programmes, policies, and normative and operational work, and 3) Put in place comprehensive and transparent policies to prevent and address sexual abuse and exploitation.