Seán Ó Riain
Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Mission of Ireland to the International Organisations in Vienna
Seán Ó Riain

Ireland is committed to gender equality, developing and implementing laws domestically against horrendous crimes such as female genital mutilation/FGM suffered by millions of innocent young girls each year, and advocating for stronger laws and gender mainstreaming internationally. We are also committed to the equal representation of women in decision-making and seek to specifically support women to advance careers in fields such as nuclear, where the international community is missing out on their perspectives and talent.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • The embassy commits to including statements on the need for gender mainstreaming, wherever possible, in all Irish national statements to the international organisations in Vienna during 2020.

  • The embassy commits to continue to argue strongly that Ireland should make a financial contribution to the IAEA’s new Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship Programme, which aims to provide opportunities for 100 young women to study towards a career in the nuclear area.