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

Women are powerful agents for peace. They challenge established patterns of power and make vital contributions to disarmament. I support gender equality in endeavors to prevent and resolve armed conflict, where women’s representation remains inadequate.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Strive to raise global awareness about the gendered impact of weapons from Small Arms and Light Weapons to Weapons of Mass Destruction.

  • Work to ensure the full participation of UNODA female staff in workshops, events and activities.