Champion
Aldrik Gierveld
Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations in Vienna
Aldrik Gierveld

Men and women are born equal, yet our society treats them unequally. The empowerment of women starts with ourselves, looking at our own organizations and environment for improvement is the starting point for making a real difference and for working towards gender parity.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • To organize at least three gender equality-related events, such as thematic conferences and networking gatherings, at the residency and embassy of the Netherlands, as well as together with other Permanent Missions, civil society and Vienna-based organizations.

  • Launching a social media campaign to inform women and girls about the possibilities and opportunities of working in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and to encourage them to pursue such careers.