Simon Manley
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations Office at Geneva
Simon Manley

Geneva is at the heart of the multilateral system, home to human rights, humanitarian, health, trade, and disarmament UN agencies, bodies and initiatives – I am committed to using all of these mechanisms in concert with my fellow Gender Champions, in the public and private sector and civil society to further gender equality. I will promote gender equality both inside and outside the Mission as we look to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. This will require our collective and collaborative efforts, particularly to address the disproportionate impact it has had on women and girls around the world. The pandemic risks reversing decades of progress towards gender equality. Together, we must ensure that women’s and girls’ rights are advanced, not regressed.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

To ensure that our UK Mission provides a safe and enabling workplace for all our colleagues, whatever their race or gender, in which there is a better life/work balance, including as we ease out of pandemic-imposed remote working including steps to increase safety and challenge harassment.
To champion HeforShe by mentoring and sponsoring a diverse and inclusive group of at least five women within and outside my own Mission and Ministry in the next year.