Women Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control

General Assembly resolution 65/69 recognizes the valuable contribution of women to practical disarmament measures in the prevention and reduction of armed violence and armed conflict, and in promoting disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control and calls for the promotion of the equitable representation of women in all decision-making processes with regard to matters related to disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control.


UNLIREC supports implementation of this resolution by working with national and regional arms control and regulating authorities, law enforcement, judicial operators and legislators to:


  • Integrate gender-sensitive perspectives into national arms control measures.
  • Increase participation of female officers working on security and arms control.
  • Bolster technical capacity of women trained in specialized arms control measures.
  • Empower women to meaningfully contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through practical disarmament efforts.
  • Generate evidence-based dialogue on the status of firearms possession and use in academic settings with a focus on women and girls.

With the support of:


European Union