Interview

November 8, 2017
Akbar Khan, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)
  iKNOW Politics contributor Uday Nagaraju met CPA Secretary-General H.E  Akbar Khan and discussed CPA’s objectives, achievements and goals in gender equality, women’s empowerment and political participation. CPA is an association of Parliaments of  52 Independent nations which includes advanced...
October 9, 2017
Yury Fedotov, Yury Fedotov, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
1. How do you explain the low representation of women in top leadership positions in intergovernmental organizations? This is a complex, systemic problem, and the contributing factors are many. It may be true that there is generally a smaller pool of female applicants for leadership positions,...
September 21, 2017
Dr Khalid Koser, Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)
Dr Khalid Koser, Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) and International Gender Champion, gives us insight on how to engage men to work side by side with women on closing the gender gap in top leadership positions.   Note: This interview was included as a...
September 21, 2017
Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva and International Gender Champion, talks to us about the role and responsibility of men leaders in advancing women's leadership in international organizations and gives us examples of good practices to change "bad habits". Note...
September 19, 2017
Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of ITU’s Strategic Planning and Membership Department
Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of ITU’s Strategic Planning and Membership Department and most senior-ranked woman at ITU, tells us about successful strategies in engaging male champions to work alongside women in shifting the gender disparity in decision-making bodies.   Note: This interview was...
August 2, 2017
Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary- General of The Commonwealth of Nations
Contributor Uday Nagaraju met The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary- General of The Commonwealth and discussed Commonwealth’s objectives, achievements and goals in gender equality, women’s empowerment and political participation. The Commonwealth is an association of 52 Independent nations...
July 26, 2017
Yves Leterme, Secretary-General of International IDEA
Yves Leterme, a Belgian national, is the Secretary-General of International IDEA. Prior to International IDEA, Leterme served as Prime Minister of Belgium (2007 to 2011) and then as Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris (2011 to 2014...
June 20, 2017
Irene P. Tillah , Assemblywoman
Irene P. Tillah is Assemblywoman in the second district of Sulu, Philippines. She is the Chairman of the Committee on Women, Children and Family Relations. This interview was conducted during an event organized by UN Women and the Inter-parliamentary Union in the margins of CSW61 in New York.
May 31, 2017
Esther Mcheka-Chilenje , Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Malawi
Esther Mcheka-Chilenje is the first Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Malawi.