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 facilitate dialogue and develop resources and tools to mainstream gender considerations in security technology (e.g. cybersecurity, space technology, military applications of AI).
Together with the other co-chairs of the Disarmament Impact Group, I will convene at least two dialogues addressing the relevance of gender perspectives in relation to multilateral arms control and disarmament processes.