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This presentation provides an overview of the similar principles and shared tenets of the UN Security Council’s WPS Agenda and those established by the collective of 193 UN Member States in the General Assembly on Women, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation, and Arms Control. The author argues that applying a gender lens to recruitment, participation, promotion, leadership inclusiveness, and education may correct the noticeable gender imbalance in disarmament, non-proliferation, and arms control, where women are underrepresented at all levels. Empowering women in WMD non-proliferation, arms control, and disarmament negotiations and governance will underwrite global peace and security at a time when new approaches and synergies are sought in order to counter grave and persistent WMD threats and violent extremism.
U.S. Naval War College
Newport, Rhode Island
WPS, women, disarmament, non-proliferation, arms control, WMD
Perkins, Col. Dana, "Women in Disarmament, Non-Proliferation, and Arms Control" (2023). Women, Peace, and Security. 3.