It is time to get rid of the stereotype that banning nuclear weapons tests and the verification needed to support it, is a man’s world, Tibor Tóth, CTBTO Executive Secretary, said in a video message to mark the 100 year anniversary of International Women’s Day. “Security is too important to be left just to men,” said Tóth.
The message was played at a ceremony in the Vienna International Centre in the afternoon of March 8, as part of the global day of celebrations of the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. A photo exhibition which features CTBTO women in the workplace, is on display 8 – 11 March 2011 at the VIC rotunda.
The video also celebrates women working at the CTBTO. In it Tóth calls for greater gender equality in the workplace and the need to attract more female staff to the professional ranks, especially to the scientific, technical and senior management posts.
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See a photo exhibition which features CTBTO women in the workplace here.
Watch the video that celebrates women working at the CTBTO and the Executive Secretary’s full statement here.