Did you know women make up less than a third of Permanent Representatives to the UN in New York and in Geneva ? This in unacceptable, business as usual is no longer an option. For this reason, on the occasion of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in September, the International Gender Champions launched an advocacy campaign to promote gender-balanced delegations in intergovernmental bodies and decision-making processes. Here's highlights and pictures of this campaign...
The delegation of Switzerland to the UNGA with International Gender Champion and co-founder of the initiative in New York, Jürg Lauber:
The delegation of Iceland to the UNGA with International Gender Champion Einar Gunnarsson:
The delegation of Finland to the UNGA with International Gender Champion Kai Jürgen Mikael Sauer:
The delegation of Jordan to the UNGA, with International Gender Champion Sima Bahous:
The delegation of Costa Rica to the UNGA, with International Gender Champion Elayne White Gómez:
The delegation of Andorra to the UNGA:
The delegation of Austria to the UNGA with International Gender Champion Jan Kickert:
We strive to underline the need for gender-balanced delegations amd higher representation of women in intergovernmental fora and leadership positions in political spheres. Follow us on Twitter here and check what you can do about it in our joint publication with UN Women here.