VIENNA, 5 March 2020 – At a meeting of the International Gender Champions (IGC) Vienna, the Director General introduced the new Representation Impact Group. In his remarks, the Director General said that idea informing the selection of Impact Group themes was to agree on ones that as many entities as possible can subscribe to, and that will positively impact not only members of the Vienna Chapter of IGC, but the larger international community as a whole. He said, “Representation – ensuring women can equally and safely participate in assemblies – is definitely an issue of common concern to us.”
The Director General’s introductory remarks were followed by a speech by H.E. Ambassador Pirkko Hämäläinen, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, and a statement by H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations.