Women's Forum Global Meeting 2023


Delphine O

Ministère des affaires étrangères

Ambassador for Gender Equality


Delphine O is ambassador and Secretary General of the Generation Equality Forum at the French Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs since 2019. She led the organization of the Generation Equality Forum, the largest and most important international conference on gender equality and women’s rights since 1995, which took place in Paris in June 2021. The Forum raised $40 billion and 3000 commitments from Member States, international organizations, civil society, private sector and philanthropies, to accelerate gender equality in the next 5 years. She teaches Feminist Foreign Policy and Gender equality in International Relations at the Parisc School of International Affairs (PSIA) of Sciences Po, France’s top public policy graduate school. Previously, Delphine was a member of the French Parliament for La Republique en Marche. In the National Assembly, she was a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the chairwoman of the France -Iran friendship group and the co-rapporteur of the mission on the South China Sea.  A graduate from the Ecole Normale Superieure and the Harvard Kennedy School, Delphine O has previously worked for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Stimson Center in Washington, DC and ActionAid in Afghanistan. She is an expert of Iran and the Middle East, European affairs and security, Russia and the South China Sea. She speaks French, English, German, Persian and Korean.  She is a French-American Young Leader 2019, a Munich Security Conference Young Leader 2019, a member of the Council of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), a board member of the Institut des Relations Internationales et Strétagiques (IRIS) and a member of the advisory board of the German Marshall Fund (GMF) Paris. She was listed as « 40 Women of the Year » by Forbes magazine in 2021.

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