From Principle to Practice: the TPNW and Gender-Responsive Disarmament

Hall D of the Austria Centre, Vienna
From Principle to Practice: the TPNW and Gender-Responsive Disarmament

The event brings together a diverse group of experts and practitioners to discuss how to operationalize the gender provisions in the TPNW with respect to participation and survivor assistance.

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), together with the delegation of Ireland, UNODA and WILPF, is pleased to co-host this side event to the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

Potential questions for discussion include:

• What lessons can the nuclear field learn from the implementation of humanitarian conventional disarmament with regards to gender-related considerations?

• What kind of knowledge, capabilities and infrastructure are needed to ensure the effective implementation of Article 6 and the inclusion of gender considerations in the provision of assistance to survivors?

• What can be done to advance gender mainstreaming in nuclear-related projects, including scientific research as well as international cooperation and assistance?

• What practical measures can be taken to ensure equal participation and gender mainstreaming in all aspects of the TPNW regime (e.g. gender focal points, informal working group, gender reporting, sponsorship programme)?

• How can States Parties mainstream TPNW obligations and commitments into national gender strategies, in particular into UNSCR 1325 Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans?


Opening remarks: 

  • Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

  • Eoin O’Leary, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations in Vienna

Panel discussion:

  • Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director, ICAN 

  • Matthew Breay Bolton, Professor, Pace University 

  • Bedi Racule, President, MISA4thePacific

Q&A session:

  • Moderated by Renata H. Dalaqua, Head of Gender and Disarmament, UNIDIR 


Wednesday 22 June 2022, 13:15-14:30 CET, Hall D of the Austria Centre, Vienna.