Women in Politics Sigrid KAAG.Leader of the Democrats 66 in Holland.
Women are critical in shaping public policy; as ministers, parliamentarians, mayors, civil servants or as diplomats to name a few professions. We need to influence all levers of change to accelerate the full and equal participation of women in leadership for peace, justice and security.
Who is that #remarkable woman ?
Sigrid Agnes Maria Kaag ( born 2 November 1961) is a Dutch diplomat and politician, serving as Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the Third Rutte cabinet since 26 October 2017 and as the leader of the Democrats 66 since 4 September 2020. Leader of the Democrats 66
A diplomat by occupation, Kaag worked as a civil servant for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1990 until 1993 when she became a United Nations official for the UNRWA in Jerusalem from 1994 until 1997. Kaag worked as an administrator at the International Organization for Migration in Geneva from 1998 until 2004 when she became a senior advisor of the United Nations for Khartoum and Nairobi until 2005 when she became a senior official at UNICEF. Kaag served as Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa for UNICEF in Amman from 2007 until May 2010 when she was appointed Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Bureau of External Relations of the UNDP in New York. She oversaw UNDP's strategic external engagement, organization-wide communication and advocacy, as well as resource mobilization.
From January 2015 until October 2017 she served as the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL).Prior to that she served as Under Secretary-General and Special Coordinator of the United Nations – Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (UN-OPCW) Joint Mission to eliminate the declared chemical weapons programme of the Syrian Arab Republic between October 2013 and September 2014. Until her mission in Syria she was employed as Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy of the United Nations Development Programme.
P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, Member of the Board of Directors (since 2019)
Generation Unlimited, Member of the Board (since 2018)
International Gender Champions (IGC), Member (since 2017)
Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC), Member (2017)
Honours and awards.
2015 – Honorary LL.D. degree from the University of Exeter[
2016 – Wateler Peace Prize awarded by the Carnegie Foundation
World Economic Forum 2019 Annual Meeting launching a new Humanitarian Investing InitiativeWorld Economic Forum, press release of January 18, 2019.
Sigrid Kaag kandidaat-lijsttrekker D66: 'Ik wil premier worden'". NOS (in Dutch). 21 June 2020. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
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