Gender

In line with the general policy of the United Nations, UNIDIR is committed to gender equality. This includes the full participation of women and girls in all matters related to peace, security and disarmament. UNIDIR seeks to incorporate a gender perspective into its work.

All UNIDIR personnel are expected to ensure they are familiar with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and SecurityFrom the end of 2015, the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.

UNIDIR is a member of the International Geneva Gender Champions initiative, intended to harness Geneva's multilateral fora and enhance opportunities to develop and promote gender-equal leadership opportunities through practical actions

The institutional coordinator and point-of-contact for the UNIDIR is Renata Hessmann Dalaqua

In November 2017, the Institute adopted an official Gender and Diversity Policy and a yearly action plan. In November 2017, the Institute adopted an official Gender and Diversity Policy and a yearly Action Plan. The Gender & Diversity Action Plan for period 2019 - 2020 can be found here.