Champion
Anja Kaspersen
Director, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
Anja Kaspersen

There is a lot of work yet to be done, and I plan to use my position to promote a more inclusive approach to close the gender gap in the international security domain. I will seek to provide a platform for women to offer their expertise, give room to innovate, bridge the gaps to adjacent fields such as technology, and advocate for gender balanced perspectives into my areas of responsibilities.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Identify the existence of a gender component in our programmes; devise gender sensitive language for inclusion in official documents of meetings, upon the approval of States, as necessary, and ensure work plan balance among staff in the Branch, regardless of their gender.

  • Maintain gender balance in my Branch tapping into both short- and long term measures, including the creation of a more conducive work environment, coaching arrangements and work-life balance for women, parents or other situations that require new work methodologies; producing an aggregate of results in the implementation of this goal.