(Un-)limiting Access to Multilateral Fora November 29, 2023 at 10:00am - 11am Eastern Time (US & Canada) Conference Room A UN Headquarters 405 E 45th St New York, NY 10017 United States Contact person: Elisabeth Saar

This side event scrutinizes the prevalent issue of unequal access to international forums, particularly accentuating North-South divides, gender dynamics, and the often-overlooked perspectives of the youth. By critically examining challenges faced by underrepresented groups, including delayed visa processes and resource constraints, the event employs a feminist perspective to question whose knowledge is acknowledged and explores the consequential impact on the non-proliferation and disarmament discourse. This exploration aims to illuminate the inherent structural injustices within multilateral fora, advocating for a more inclusive and equitable framework that recognizes the diverse voices essential for effective nuclear governance.

How can we dismantle entrenched barriers impeding the participation of underrepresented groups in international nuclear forums, fostering a more inclusive and equitable platform for diverse voices in nuclear governance?

Additionally, the side event will feature the presentation of the joint brochure by ICAN Germany and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, titled 'Nuclear Justice: A Global Perspective on the Impact of Nuclear Weapons'. This comprehensive brochure addresses the consequences of nuclear weapon, revealing diverse realities and facets of being affected. It critically questions the exclusivity of the nuclear discourse and problematizes limited access, contributing valuable insights to the overarching theme of the side event.