Izumi Nakamitsu
Under Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
Izumi Nakamitsu

Women are powerful agents for sustainable peace. Their perspectives challenge established patterns of power and make vital contributions to disarmament and arms control. I support gender equality  in all disarmament processes and mechanisms.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Contribute to equal representation and meaningful participation of women and men in ODA activities and multilateral disarmament mechanisms through systematic inclusion of gender criteria in decisions on organization and composition of events, panels, Groups of Governmental Experts and related mechanism.

  • Raise global awareness about the gendered impact of weapons through statements, publications and other outreach activities.