About the Dashboard

The 2023 Women in Diplomacy Dashboard is the interactive web-based feature of the 2023 Women in Diplomacy Index, an annual publication that maps the percentage of women ambassadors and permanent representatives of the 193 United Nations (UN) member states. Both the dashboard and report are based on a unique dataset of more than 12,000 ambassadorial appointments. They are the only one in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and one of the very few worldwide tracking gender-related diplomacy.

The Index and Dashboard are updated annually, with results published in March and June of every year.

It is our hope that by continuing to document the number of women ambassadors appointed on an annual basis, we can monitor progression over time and give ministries of foreign affairs (MFAs) a way to benchmark themselves against their peers. As more states commit to mainstreaming and applying the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda and to making their foreign, security, and development policy more gender inclusive, we believe that this Dashboard can help frame the conversation on the need to promote and appoint more women to top diplomatic posts.

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