Insights: Women Peace and Security

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    Women in Peacekeeping Operations: Adoption of a Resolution

    Tomorrow afternoon (28 August), the Security Council president (Indonesia) is expected to announce the result of the voting on a draft resolution on women in peacekeeping operations, initiated by Indonesia. Background Peacekeeping is one of Indonesia’s priorities during its 2019-2020...

    posted on THU 27 AUG 2020
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    Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Open Debate

    Tomorrow morning (17 July), the Security Council will hold its annual open debate on conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). The meeting, which will take place in open VTC format, is being organised by Germany in collaboration with the Dominican Republic. The...

    posted on THU 16 JUL 2020
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Reprisals against Women Human Rights Defenders and Women Peacebuilders

    Tomorrow morning (21 February), Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Germany and the UK are co-hosting an Arria-formula meeting entitled “Reprisals against women human rights defenders and women peacebuilders who engage with the Security Council and its subsidiary bodies”. The meeting...

    posted on THU 20 FEB 2020
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    Women, Peace and Security: Open Debate and Resolution

    Tomorrow (29 October), the Security Council is scheduled to hold its annual open debate on women, peace and security. South Africa, as president of the Council this month, has prepared a concept note (S/2019/801) to guide the debate. The theme...

    posted on MON 28 OCT 2019
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    Women, Peace and Security: Arria-formula Meeting on Trafficking in Persons

    Tomorrow afternoon (25 October), Belgium—together with Peru, the UK, incoming Security Council members Niger and Viet Nam, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)—is hosting an Arria-formula meeting entitled “Trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation in (post-) conflict...

    posted on THU 24 OCT 2019
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    Afghanistan: Briefing with a Focus on Women, Peace and Security

    Tomorrow morning (26 July), the Security Council is scheduled to have a meeting following a recent trip to Afghanistan by a high-level UN delegation with a focus on women, peace and security. The delegation, which was in Afghanistan from 20...

    posted on THU 25 JUL 2019
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    In Hindsight: Negotiations on Resolution 2467 on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    On 23 April, Germany convened a high-level open debate on sexual violence in conflict, a key event of its April presidency (S/PV.8514). Resolution 2467 was adopted, following difficult negotiations that only concluded during the debate. When the resolution passed with...

    posted on THU 2 MAY 2019
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    Sexual Violence in Conflict: High-level Open Debate

    Tomorrow (23 April), the Security Council will hold a high-level open debate on sexual violence in conflict. Heiko Maas, the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, is expected to chair the meeting. The anticipated briefers are: Secretary-General António Guterres;...

    posted on MON 22 APR 2019
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    Arria-formula Meeting: Women, Peace and Security

    Tomorrow (13 March), there will be an open Arria-formula meeting from 3pm-6pm in the ECOSOC chamber on the inequalities between women and men in political processes. France (Council president this month) and Germany organised the meeting. (France and Germany, which will be Council president next month, have been describing March and April as their “joint presidencies” of the Council.) Tomorrow’s meeting takes place in the midst of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, convened from 11-22 March at UN headquarters.

    posted on TUE 12 MAR 2019
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    Arria-formula Meeting: Accountability for Conflict-related Sexual Violence

    Tomorrow morning (8 February) at 10 am, there will be an Arria-formula meeting in the Trusteeship Council Chamber on the preventive impact of criminal accountability for conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence. The meeting was organised by Germany, in partnership with...

    posted on THU 7 FEB 2019
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    Women, Peace and Security: Arria-formula meeting on National Action Plans in the MENA region

    Tomorrow (24 January), Germany, Peru and the UK are co-hosting an Arria-formula meeting entitled “What’s next for Women, Peace and Security in the Middle East and North Africa: The Potential of National Action Plans”. The meeting will be chaired by...

    posted on WED 23 JAN 2019
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    Women, Peace and Security: Open Debate

    Tomorrow (25 October), the Security Council will hold its annual open debate on Women, Peace and Security entitled “Promoting the Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and Sustaining Peace through Women’s Political and Economic Empowerment”. Secretary-General António Guterres,...

    posted on WED 24 OCT 2018
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    Women, Peace and Security: Arria-formula meeting on conflict-related sexual violence and sanctions

    On Monday (22 October), the Netherlands, Côte d’Ivoire, France and Peru will co-host an Arria-formula meeting entitled “Moving from a Culture of Impunity to a Culture of Deterrence: The Use of Sanctions in Addressing Sexual Violence in Conflict.” According to...

    posted on SAT 20 OCT 2018
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    Women, Peace and Security in the Sahel Region Briefing

    Tomorrow morning (10 July), the Security Council will hold a briefing on ‘Women, Peace and Security in the Sahel region” under the agenda item “Peace and Security in Africa”, chaired by Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina...

    posted on MON 9 JUL 2018
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    Women, Peace and Security: Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    On Monday (16 April), the Security Council will hold an open debate on “preventing sexual violence in conflict through empowerment, gender equality and access to justice”. The debate will be chaired by Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra Velásquez, Permanent Representative of Peru...

    posted on FRI 13 APR 2018