Fostering Gender-Responsive Arms Control: Regional Perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean Region on the UN PoA and the ATT

Online (via Zoom)
9 May 2024
Fostering Gender-Responsive Arms Control: Regional Perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean Region on the UN PoA and the ATT

The UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the UN Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) invite you to a virtual event focusing on gender-responsive implementation of key arms control instruments: the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PoA) and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in the Latin America and Caribbean Region.

Ahead of the 4th Review Conference of the UN PoA and the 10th Conference of State Parties to the ATT, this discussion will provide an opportunity to hear from experts about the latest research and trends on gender-responsive arms control. The event will also serve as forum for sharing best practices from the Latin America and the Caribbean Region, as well as ideas for action to sustain momentum and ensure that gender-related topics remain a priority in multilateral arms control discussions. Importantly, the event will be a platform to discuss the effective integration of gender-responsive actions into national arms control policies, legal frameworks, programmes and national action plans.

This event is part UNIDIR’s 2024 Regional Briefing Series on Gender in the UN PoA and ATT.

SPEAKERS

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Soledad Urruela, Director, UNLIREC 

Expert Presentations

  • Mercedes Allerbon, Project Adviser, UNLIREC
  • Hana Salama, Researcher, UNIDIR

* Additional speakers to be announced.

Followed by panel discussion with government officials and civil society experts from the Latin America and Caribbeans Region.

Event moderated by Dr. Renata Hessmann Dalaqua, Head of the Gender and Disarmament Programme, UNIDIR

WHEN & WHERE

Thursday, 9 May 2024 | 9:00 to 10:45 (Lima time) / 16:00 to 17:45 (Geneva time) | Online, via Zoom

Check your local time here.

LANGUAGE

The event will be held in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation into the three languages.  

PARTICIPANTS

UNIDIR and UNLIREC encourage the participation of government officials, diplomats, civil society organizations and experts from the Latin American and Caribbean Region.

RSVP

For more information on the event or if you are interested in participating, please send an email to gender-unidir@un.org.