Richard Sadleir
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Australian Embassy to Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Hungary, Slovakia & Slovenia and Permanent Mission to the IAEA, UNODC, CTBTO, UNOOSA & OSCE
Richard Sadleir

Gender equality in all organisations is a necessary goal — it leads to better thinking, better performance and better outcomes.  We can all play a part by focusing on local, practical steps.  Male champions of change are critical in this regard, helping to drive the adoption of actions that lead to lasting and meaningful changes in the workplace.  I am looking forward to playing my part.  If we all take small steps but make it a priority, this necessary goal will be within reach.  As we often say in Australia, from little things, big things grow.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Across the bilateral and multilateral work of the Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission: advocate for all partners to mainstream a gender perspective, prioritise gender equality and enhance women’s leadership in policy, practice and programming; work with partners to ensure this work focuses on intersectional perspectives, supports diversity and inclusion, and addresses sexual and gender-based violence and the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment; and provide and leverage targeted funding for initiatives that champion gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Promote an inclusive, collaborative and flexible workplace culture within the Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission which champions gender equality, sees strength in diversity and values the ideas and perspectives of all staff, including through the development and implementation of a Women in Leadership Action Plan.