Discussions on the implementation of UNSCR 1325

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: May 21, 2020
 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, which kick started the Women, Peace and Security agenda. In order to commemorate this achievement, OSCE participating states engaged in discussions to exchange best practices on the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and to reaffirm their commitments on Women, Peace and Security.

 

On 11 March, during the 943rd Meeting of the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation, OSCE participating States engaged in a security dialogue on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.  In her statement Ambassador Natasha Meli Daudey welcomed the OSCE’s efforts in the field of Women, Peace and Security and underlined Malta's ongoing efforts to close the implementation gap in relation to the UNSCR 1325 commitments. The Ambassador announced that shortly MT will launch a Women, Peace and Security National Action Plan. Despite, the fact that UNSCR 1325 has acknowledged that women and girls have the potential to contribute significantly towards more resilient peacebuilding measures, the Ambassador pointed out that the implementation of UNSCR 1325 is moving at a slow pace, and women are still being marginalised from conflict resolution processes. In this regard, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary, the Ambassador appealed to all delegations to take stock of the achievements and the challenges which need to be addressed.  

 

On 20 May, during the Joint FSC-PC meeting dedicated to UNSCR 1325, Ambassador Natasha Meli Daudey together with other Women Ambassadors and Representatives delivered a joint statement on the need to fully implement UNSCR 1325. The Women Ambassadors highlighted that gender equality has a decisive role in enhancing our success in conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding.  In conclusion, the Women Ambassadors stressed that we need to strengthen our efforts to ensure meaningful and equal participation of women at all levels of the security sector.​


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