Leadership Network

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

Thomas Stelzer

Dean and Executive Secretary, International Anti-Corruption Academy

Nina Suomalainen

Executive Director, Justice Rapid Response

Bård Ivar Svendsen

Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy The Hague

Petteri Taalas

Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization

Abubacarr M. Tambadou

Registrar, International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT)

Ibrahim Thiaw

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

Peter Thomson

Special Envoy for the Ocean, United Nations

Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva

Khalid Tinasti

Director, Global Commission on Drug Policy

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)

Leigh Turner

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations in Vienna

Dr. Andrea Barschdorf-Hager

CEO and Marketing Director, CARE Austria

Aniela Unguresan

Co-Founder, EDGE Certified Foundation

Ian Vale

Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, Save the Children

Jörundur Valtýsson

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

Marc Vanheukelen

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the European Union to the World Trade Organization

Luis Vassy

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Embassy of France to the Netherlands

Caroline Vicini

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

Adrian Vierita

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations in Geneva

Esther Monterrubio Villar

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

António Vitorino

Director-General, International Organization for Migration

Alexander von Rosenbach

Interim Director, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism

Vladimir Voronkov

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

Lyndal Walker

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Embassy of New Zealand to The Netherlands
Steering Committee
Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn

Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Embassy of Switzerland to The Netherlands

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

Scott Weber

President, Interpeace

Christian Wenaweser

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

Santiago Wills

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Colombia to the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Tanya Wood

Executive Director, CHS Alliance

Roger Yates

Regional Director, East and Southern Africa and the Middle East, Plan International

Valentin Zellweger

Ambassador, Embassy of Switzerland to Kenya

Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union

Barbara Žvokelj

Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the UN, OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna