Insights: Women Peace and Security

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    Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    On Monday (24 June), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on women, peace and security with a focus on sexual violence in conflict. UK Foreign Secretary William Hague will preside and the Secretary-General and Special Representative on...

    posted on FRI 21 JUN 2013
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    Arria Formula Meeting on Women, Peace and Security

    On Friday afternoon (17 May), Security Council members are set to hold an Arria Formula meeting focusing on the progress and challenges to the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda with a particular focus on field perspectives from...

    posted on THU 16 MAY 2013
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    Women, Peace and Security Open Debate

    Tomorrow (17 April) the Security Council will hold an open debate on Women, Peace and Security to consider the Secretary-General’s annual report on sexual violence in conflict (S/2013/149) following a briefing by the Secretary-General and Zainab Bangura, his Special Representative...

    posted on TUE 16 APR 2013
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    Women, Peace and Security Debate

    The Council will hold its annual open debate on women, peace and security on Monday, 29 October.* As President of the Council for October, Guatemala has chosen the role of women’s civil society organisations and their contribution to the prevention...

    posted on THU 25 OCT 2012
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    The October Programme of Work

    This morning the Council adopted its October programme of work. There will be three open debates this month – on the Middle East, the Council’s linkages with the International Criminal Court (ICC), as well as women, peace and security. Additionally,...

    posted on TUE 2 OCT 2012
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    Arria Meeting with Gender Advisers

    On Friday morning (18 May), Council members are set to meet with gender advisers from UN peacekeeping missions in a closed Arria format session. It is likely that a representative from DPKO will introduce the work of gender advisers involved...

    posted on THU 17 MAY 2012
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    Briefing on Women, Peace and Security

    Tomorrow morning (24 April) Council members will be briefed on women, peace and security by the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, and the Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, Hervé Ladsous. The public briefing will be followed by consultations. It...

    posted on MON 23 APR 2012
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    Debate on Women, Peace and Security

    Tomorrow (23 February) the Council will hold an open debate on Women, Peace and Security to consider the Secretary-General’s annual report (S/2012/33) on conflict-related sexual violence. Margot Wallström, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on the issue, will brief together with the...

    posted on WED 22 FEB 2012
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    Women, Peace and Security Debate

    Tomorrow (28 October) the Council will hold its annual debate on women, peace and security. Nigeria, Council president for November, chose “Women’s Participation and Role in Conflict Prevention and Mediation” as the theme of the debate. It circulated a concept...

    posted on THU 27 OCT 2011
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    Insights on Women, Peace and Security

    Tomorrow (Thursday, 14 April) Margaret Wallström, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, will brief the Council in a public meeting. This will be followed by informal consultations with Council members. Wallström is expected to focus...

    posted on WED 13 APR 2011
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    Insights on Women, Peace and Security

    The head of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, will brief Council members tomorrow (Tuesday, 12 April) during informal consultations. This will be her first briefing to the Council since she was appointed as Under Secretary-General for UN Women which was set...

    posted on MON 11 APR 2011
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    Insights on Somalia

    Council experts are currently discussing China’s draft presidential statement for the strategic debate on Somalia on 10 March. They had their first meeting on Friday, 4 March and a revised version taking in comments made by members was circulated on...

    posted on TUE 8 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Protection Issues

    Tomorrow, Council members will have informal consultations on three thematic areas on the Council’s agenda–protection of civilians, women, peace and security and children and armed conflict. This is the first time Council members will be considering these three areas together....

    posted on THU 17 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Protection Issues

    There is talk that under the Brazilian presidency in February there will be consultations on how the Council can work more efficiently on protection issues. The aim appears to be to find ways of streamlining the Council’s work on these...

    posted on TUE 25 JAN 2011