Insights: Women Peace and Security

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    Women in Peacekeeping Open Debate

    Tomorrow (11 April), the Security Council will hold an open debate on women in peacekeeping. The meeting will be chaired by Ursula von der Leyen, the German Federal Minister of Defence. Secretary-General António Guterres; Major General Kristin Lund, the Head...

    posted on WED 10 APR 2019
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Children Born of Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

    Tomorrow (26 October), Poland, in partnership with Bolivia, France, Germany and South Africa, will organise an Arria-formula meeting on the plight and rights of children born of wartime sexual violence. The briefers include Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual...

    posted on THU 25 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
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    Women, Peace and Security Open Debate

    Tomorrow (27 October), the Security Council will hold its annual open debate on women, peace and security. The debate is expected to focus on the implementation of the Council’s various resolutions on this thematic issue and to provide the Council,...

    posted on THU 26 OCT 2017
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Women, Peace and Security and Mediation

    This afternoon, Italy and the UK are chairing an Arria-formula meeting on Women, Peace and Security and Mediation. Interventions will be made by Benedetto Della Vedova, Italy’s Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and Baroness Anelay, UK Minister of State...

    posted on MON 27 MAR 2017
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    Open Debate on Forced Labour, Slavery and Other Similar Practices

    On Tuesday (14 March), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on “Trafficking in persons in conflict situations: forced labour, slavery and other similar practices”, held under the Council agenda item “Maintenance of international peace and security”. The...

    posted on FRI 10 MAR 2017
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    Adoption of a Presidential Statement on Women, Peace and Security

    This morning (15 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on women, peace and security which follows up the 28 March open debate on the role of women in conflict prevention and resolution in Africa, an...

    posted on WED 15 JUN 2016
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    Briefing and Draft Resolution on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Peacekeepers

    Tomorrow (10 March), the Secretary-General will brief the Security Council on his annual report to the General Assembly on special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (A/70/729). The US circulated a draft resolution late last week supporting many...

    posted on WED 9 MAR 2016
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    Open Debate and Draft Resolution on Women, Peace and Security

    On Tuesday (13 October), Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain, will preside over the annual debate on women, peace and security. The Secretary-General and the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will brief. Two civil society representatives will also...

    posted on MON 12 OCT 2015
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    Open Debate on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

    Tomorrow (25 April), the Security Council will hold an open debate on conflict-related sexual violence. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura will brief. Rhoda Misaka, a civil society representative from South Sudan, will...

    posted on THU 24 APR 2014
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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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    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