Leadership Network

International Gender Champions is a leadership network that brings together decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence.

Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations Office at Geneva

Ib Petersen

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Marie-Thérèse Pictet-Althann

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations in Geneva

Sylvie Pierre-Brossolette

Présidente, Haut Conseil à l'Egalité entre les femmes et les hommes

Anita Pipan

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Slovenia to the UN in Geneva

Birgit Poniatowski

Executive Director, International AIDS Society

Hilary Power

UN Geneva Director, Human Rights Watch

Andrii Pravednyk

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ukraine, Embassy of Ukraine to Kenya

Marie-Hélène Proulx

President, The International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA)

Gerhard J.W. Putman-Cramer

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Adriana Quiñones

Head of Human Rights and Development, UN Women Liaison Office in Geneva

Bob Rae

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations

Shefali Razdan Duggal

Ambassador, US Embassy in The Netherlands

Madeleine Rees

Secretary General, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Thomas Renard

Director, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

Garance Reus-Deelder

Director, Plan International

Jean-Pierre Reymond

Executive Director, 2050Today

Brendan Rogers

Ambassador, Embassy of Ireland to the Netherlands

Joanna Roper

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to OPCW, Embassy of the United Kingdom to The Netherlands

Marie Chantal Rwakazina

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Embassy of Rwanda to Switzerland and Permanent Representation to the United Nations Office in Geneva

Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations

Adia Sakiqi

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Embassy of Albania to The Netherlands

Marie-Laure Salles

Director, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Peter Sands

Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Christian F. Saunders

Under Secretary-General, Office of the Special Coordinator on Improving UN Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OSCSEA)

Carlien Scheele

Director, European Institute for Gender Equality

Edit Schlaffer

Founder & Chair, Women without Borders

Helga Maria Schmid

Secretary-General, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Götz Schmidt-Bremme

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the International Organisations in Vienna

Kirsten Schuijt

Director General, WWF International

Désirée Schweitzer

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva

Evangelos Sekeris

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations in New York

Gabriela Sellner

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations (Vienna), IAEA, UNIDO and CTBTO PrepCom

Nikhil Seth

Executive Director, United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Olof Skoog

Ambassador, Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in New York

Elena K. Sokova

Executive Director, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP)

Elizabeth Spehar

Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA)

Mirjana Spoljaric

President, International Committee of the Red Cross

María del Carmen Squeff

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations in New York

Darius Staniulis

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Lithuania to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva

Katharina Stasch

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva

Achim Steiner

Administrator, UNDP

Charlotte Stemmer

Head of Geneva Office and UN Representative, Plan International

Simon Stiell

Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Jürgen Stock

Secretary-General, INTERPOL

Bård Ivar Svendsen

Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy The Hague

Abubacarr M. Tambadou

Registrar, International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT)

Maureen Tamuno

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of Nigeria to the International Seabed Authority