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

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.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

Personal Commitments

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.