Where is the Secretary-General’s Leadership on Involvement and Protection of Women during Peacekeeping Operations?

March 11, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Great thanks to Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN, for sending me the following opinion piece by him published by IPS on March 9, 2010. It addresses lack of implementation of the UN Security Council’s Resolution 1325 (attached), dealing with protection of women and children during peacekeeping operations and armed conflict and involvement of women in building peace. See http://www.ipsterraviva.net/UN/currentNew.aspx?new=7271

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (PDF, 39 KB)

1325 implementation – Where is Secretary-General’s leadership?

Exactly to the date, 10 years ago, on the International Women’s Day, on behalf of the UN Security Council as its President, I had the honor to issue a statement that brought to global attention the unrecognized, under-utilized and under-valued contribution women can make to preventing war, to building peace and to engaging individuals and societies to live in harmony. The members of the Security Council recognized that peace is inextricably linked with equality between women and men and affirmed the equal access and full participation of women in power structures and their full involvement in all efforts for peace and security.

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