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.

Nikhil Seth

Executive Director, United Nations Institute for Training and Research

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

Daren Tang

Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Michèle Taylor

Ambassador, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Human Rights Council, Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations in Geneva

Ibrahim Thiaw

Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Louise Thivant

Executive Director, Child and Youth Friendly Governance Project

Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations

Peter Thomson

Special Envoy for the Ocean, United Nations

Anna Tomasi

Executive Secretary, The Global Commission on Drug Policy

Nina Tornberg

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

Paddy Torsney

Permanent Observer, Inter‑Parliamentary Union in New York

Stefano Toscano

Director, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

Fernando Travesí

Executive Director, International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

Volker Türk

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Bruce Turner

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, U.S. Mission to the Conference on Disarmament

Aniela Unguresan

Co-Founder, EDGE Certified Foundation

Jörundur Valtýsson

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

Lars van Dassen

Executive Director, World Institute for Nuclear Security

Reintje van Haeringen

CEO, CARE Nederland

Nina Vaskunlahti

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Embassy and Permanent Mission of Finland to the International Organizations in Vienna

Agi Veres

Director, UNDP Geneva Office

Caroline Vicini

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sweden, Embassy of Sweden to Kenya, UNEP and UN-HABITAT

Esther Monterrubio Villar

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Spain to UNOV and other International Organizations in Vienna

Julia Emma Villatoro Tario

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the International Organisations in Vienna

Vladimir Voronkov

Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism (UNOCT)

Alix Vuillemin

Executive Director, Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice

Akinyi Roselyn Walender

Africa Director, Practical Action

Ghada Fathi Waly

Director-General/Executive Director, United Nations Office at Vienna/United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Wang Le

Director, UN Representative, Save the Children, New York Global Advocacy Office

Elizabeth Ward Neiman

Ambassador, Embassy of Panama to the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Alex Wetzig

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Embassy and Permanent Mission of Chile to the International Organizations in Vienna

Noel White

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

Tanya Wood

Executive Director, CHS Alliance

Seong deok Yun

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

Osvaldo Zavala Giler

Registrar, International Criminal Court

Valentin Zellweger

Ambassador, Ambassador of Switzerland to Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda/Permanent Representative to UNON