In these challenging times, we must find new and creative ways to ensure sustainable peace 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 control. I call for diversity and gender parity in all disarmament processes and decision-making.
Set near-term targets for gender parity at each level in ODA through succession planning and a pipeline of new, diverse talent and women leaders in the disarmament field.
Promote gender-responsive and inclusive arms control and disarmament through statements, ongoing outreach, research, and guidance, and by launching an ODA Gender Equality Policy.