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

We must find new and creative ways to ensure sustainable peace and security for all. Gender equality is not only a moral imperative and fundamental human right, but also a powerful tool to accelerate progress for disarmament and arms control. I call for gender parity, diversity and inclusivity in all disarmament processes and decision-making.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Promote accountability for commitments to women’s equal, full and effective participation in disarmament decision-making, backed up by sex/gender-disaggregated participation data in multilateral meetings
Revise guidance on achieving gender parity in United Nations-organized groups, including groups of governmental experts.