The Time is Now: Gender Mainstreaming in the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

In Person (Geneva), NPT PrepCom Side Event
30 July 2024
The Time is Now: Gender Mainstreaming in the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

We welcome you to an interactive meeting on the margins of the 2nd session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2026 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT PrepCom) to discuss gendered approaches to nuclear policies and their relevance to the NPT regime. 

This Side Event will look to build on the strong cross-regional engagement witnessed across the previous Review Cycle, as well as at the 1st Session of the NPT PrepCom in 2023, where there were calls from States Parties to support initiatives to further develop gender analysis in nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. 

In particular, the event will explore:

  • What works to promote diversity among nuclear policy communities;
  • Progress and challenges in integrating gender perspectives into nuclear research and technical cooperation programmes, and ensuring gender-responsive policies;
  • Affinities between gendered approaches and a victim and survivor-centric approach to nuclear disarmament;
  • Outcomes that can be achieved across the NPT Review Cycle and at the 2026 NPT Review Conference to strengthen gender equality, diversity and inclusion and the Treaty regime as a whole.

Agenda

Opening Remarks     

  • Ambassador Akan Rakhmetullin, Chair of the 2nd NPT PrepCom
  • Mary Robinson, Chair, The Elders

Panel discussion

  • Ambassador Amanda Gorely, Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Ambassador Noel White, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Mr. Nuno Luzio, External Relations Officer, IAEA

Moderator: Ambassador Julia Imene-Chanduru, Permanent Representative of Namibia to the United Nations in Geneva

Closing Remarks

  • Dr. Renata H. Dalaqua, Head of the Gender and Disarmament Programme, UNIDIR 
  • Ambassador Kristine Salle, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations in Geneva

*Additional speakers to be announced.

When and where

30 July, from 13:15 to 14:30, Room XXV, Palais des Nations, Geneva. 

*A light lunch will be served outside the room at 13:00

Organizers

This discussion is organized by the International Gender Champions Disarmament Impact Group, co-chaired by Australia, Ireland, Namibia, Philippines and UNIDIR.