Dr. Robin Geiss
Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
Dr. Robin Geiss

In my first month as the Director of UNIDIR, I am honored and delighted to become an International Gender Champion. We must go beyond “gender” as a buzzword and effectively ensure that gender equality considerations are at the core of all we do at the Institute. At UNIDIR, we will use gender as a lens that amplifies the effectiveness of our mission, working towards a more sustainable and peaceful world.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

UNIDIR will produce research on the links between weapons proliferation and conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV), with a view to improving efforts to prevent CRSV.
I will convene at least 2 high-level events dedicated to exploring feminist approaches to international security.