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A full view of the mural— it symbolizes the changes which the world will undergo because of the efforts of the UN, and of mankind in general, to achieve peace, equality and freedom. This mural was a gift from Norway
UN Security Council Chamber, New York
01 August 1985
News and Analysis
“Malgre tout…la resolution sur la Cote d’lvoire 1633 adoptee par le Conseil du Securite le 21 octobre 2005 ne fait aucune mention du role des femmes ni les considerations de genre. Pourquoi?”
“Despite everything…the resolution on the Cote d’Ivoire 1633 adopted by the Security Council on 21 October 2005 makes no mention of the role of women nor any consideration of gender. Why?”
Quote from Statement to the United Nations Security Council by Hélène Dandi Lou, Regional Advisor, West Africa of the Network of African Women for Peace, Côte d’Ivoire
Press Release: UN Security Council Adopts New Resolution Aimed at Removing Barriers to Women’s Full Participation in All Efforts to Prevent, Resolve, and Rebuild from Conflict
18 October 2013
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security welcomed today’s additional steps by the UN Security Council to fully implement its resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security. Today’s resolution 2122(2013) lays out key commitments regarding women’s participation: for the Council itself, for UN actors, for all those involved in peace processes. In addition, the resolution reminds all UN Member States of the forthcoming 15th anniversary in 2015, setting out that date as a marker for achievements and goals on this core issue of international peace and security.
Statement by Ms. Brigitte Balipou at UN Security Council open debate on Women, Peace and Security
18 October 2013
Statement made by Ms. Brigitte Balipu at the United Nations Security Council open debate on "Women and peace and security," following the adoption of Security Council resolution 2122 (2013). Ms. Balipou's statement focuses on women's participation in peacebuilding, conflict prevention and rule of law, as well as highlights the need for a multisectoral response to rights violations.
Women's Participation, Rights, and Civil Society Essential to Peaceful Future for Great Lakes Region and DRC
25 July 2013
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security welcomed the UN Security Council’s attention to “the full and effective participation of women in conflict resolution and peace building” in today’s high-level meeting on the Great Lakes region, including the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In her briefing to the Security Council, UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Mary Robinson emphasized that women and civil society are at the core of prospects for stable and long-term peace in the region. The UN Special Envoy recently co-chaired a meeting with Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, emphasizing the importance of a regional approach to peacebuilding that fully includes women. “I applaud the diversity of voices represented at the conference and that civil society and government representatives were able to transcend boundaries to arrive at consensus,” said Bineta Diop of FAS, regarding the outcome of this meeting in Bujumbura.
Photo: Pirjo-Liisa Heikkilä / Mission of Finland to the UN
Women, Peace and Security in South Sudan
28 June 2012
The NGOWG on Women, Peace and Security recently hosted Ms. Margaret Mathiang and Ms. Julia Akur from the Republic of South Sudan at UN Headquarters for a series of discussions with policy makers on issues of women, peace and security (SCR 1325). In meetings with Security Council members, Member States, United Nations representatives, and NGO advocates, Ms. Mathiang and Ms. Akur discussed key challenges facing women in South Sudan, and made recommendations for the UN, the Security Council, and the international community to address these challenges, including in discussions on the expected renewal of the UNMISS mandate.
Photo: Mission of Finland to the UN
Women, Peace and Security and the MONUSCO Mandate Renewal
28 June 2012
The NGOWG on Women, Peace and Security recently hosted Josephine Ngalula Kabeya, the National President of the Forum de la Femme Ménagère (FORFEM), from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at UN Headquarters for a series of discussions with policy makers on the expected renewal of the MONUSCO mandate. In meetings with Security Council members, Member States, United Nations representatives, and NGO advocates, Ms. Ngalula Kabeya discussed key challenges facing women in the DRC, and made recommendations for the UN, the Security Council and international community on how to address these challenges.