June 02, 2023 @ 12:45 – June 02, 2023 @ 14:30


Report Launch & APMBC Briefing | 02 June 2023 | 12.45-14.30h CEST

WHAT: The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the Permanent Mission of Germany are pleased to invite you to an interactive discussion marking the launch of a new report on Best Practices for Gender Equality in Conventional Arms Control

Gender has become an established topic for consideration across all areas of arms control and disarmament, including mine action. But what does that mean in practice? To understand how discussions on gender equality in arms control are informing action on the ground, UNIDIR surveyed 40 organizations dealing with various aspects of arms control and disarmament around the world, including national authorities, international and regional/subregional organizations, civil society and think tanks.

The event will include a presentation of the survey results, which showed a good level of interest in and awareness of gender equality matters among organizations active in this field. Panellists will discuss distinct practices that are being implemented to improve gender balance and to transform the working environment to make it more inclusive. They will also reflect on challenges and what is needed to achieve gender equality in conventional arms control, in particular, in the context of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC).


  • Thomas Göbel, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva
  • Renata H. Dalaqua, Head of Gender and Disarmament Programme, UNIDIR
  • Hana Salama, Researcher, UNIDIR
  • Rune Bech Persson, Programme Specialist, Danish Refugee Council

The discussion will be moderated by Dominic Wolsey, Advisor on Gender and Diversity, Inclusive Risk Reduction, GICHD.

WHEN & WHERE: 02 June 2023 | 12.45-14.30h CEST | Maison de la Paix (Petal 3, 6th Floor, Room A), Geneva

 * A light lunch will be served.