Tom Hanney
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Ireland to International Organizations in Vienna
Tom Hanney

The public commitments under the International Gender Champions initiative are a very practical way to break down gender barriers. Concerted action at a multilateral level has a vital role to play to make progress in eliminating discrimination and ensuring the dignity of every person, men and women. 

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Systematically and consistently advocate for gender balance in all international fora where disarmament issues are discussed and negotiated. Research from UNIDIR has shown that there continues to be a very significant gender imbalance in the representation of official delegations in disarmament fora.