Rising Together: Gender-Responsive Disarmament and the TPNW

In-Person - New York
28 November 2023
Rising Together: Gender-Responsive Disarmament and the TPNW

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is a unique example of a nuclear-weapons agreement informed by gender considerations from its negotiation, adoption and implementation. Since its entry into force, States Parties, Signatories and other stakeholders have been exploring options for shifting words to action, and effectively implementing the Treaty’s provisions in a gender-responsive manner. For example, as part of the Vienna Action Plan, adopted in 2022, States Parties established a Gender Focal Point to support the implementation of the gender provisions of the Treaty. They also created a geographically diverse and gender balanced network of experts to support the goals and TPNW. Additionally, States Parties decided to begin working on guidelines for ensuring age- and gender-sensitive Victim Assistance, as well as guidelines for the integration of gender perspectives in international cooperation and assistance.

Co-hosted by UNIDIR and the Permanent Missions of Chile and Ireland, this event will bring together a diverse group of experts and practitioners to take stock of progress towards those actions, as well as to share research findings and discuss initiatives that can enhance gender mainstreaming throughout the implementation of the TPNW.

The event aims to explore:

  • Progress and challenges in integrating gender perspectives into international cooperation and assistance;
  • Mechanisms for providing gender-sensitive victim assistance and achieving justice for survivors and impacted communities;
  • New opportunities for collaboration on gender, victim assistance, international cooperation and assistance.


  • Clare Brosnan, Director, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Ireland
  • Ambassador Paula Narváez, Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations
  • Prof. Rebecca Davis Gibbons, University of Southern Maine
  • Benetick Kabua Madison, Executive Director at Marshallese Educational Initiative

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Renata H. Dalaqua, Head of the Gender and Disarmament Programme, UNIDIR

When and Where

28 November, 13.15-14.30 EST, Conference Room 12, UN Headquarters, New York.


The event is organized by UNIDIR, Chile and Ireland.