Looking Ahead: The Future of Gender Perspectives in the UNPoA

Side Event to the UN PoA RevCon 4 UNHQ, New York
Looking Ahead: The Future of Gender Perspectives in the UNPoA

The government of Germany, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the Small Arms Survey invite you to an interactive, in-person side event looking ahead at the future of gender mainstreaming in the UN PoA.  

In past meetings, States made strides in advancing gender perspectives in the UN PoA by encouraging the full, equal and meaningful  participation of women in decision-making and implementation of all processes related to the PoA; taking into account the differing impacts of the illicit trade of SALW on women, men, boys and girls; encouraging gender mainstreaming in policies and programmes designed to combat the illicit trade in SALW; encouraging the collection of data disaggregated by gender.  

The objectives of this event is to take stock of how efforts on gender mainstreaming under the PoA have informed action at national level and look ahead at what issues could be addressed by member states in the future.  


Welcoming Remarks:

  • Ambassador Maritza Chan Valverde, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations

Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Simone Wisotzki, Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
  • Yagya Raj Poudyal, Section Officer, International Organisations and Law division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nepal
  • Vivian D. Dogbey, Executive Director, Liberia National Commission on Arms
  • María Pía Devoto, Asociación para Políticas Públicas (APP), Argentina
  • Callum Watson, Gender Coordinator, Small Arms Survey

Panel discussion moderated by Hana Salama, Researcher, Gender and Disarmament Programme, UNIDIR. 

Where & When

24 June 2024, 13h15 to 14h30 EST, Conference Room CR 5 UNHQ, New York (in -person only)