The report covers the activities of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) during the time period between 1 January to 30 January 2012 pursuant to the mandate contained in Security Council resolution 350 (1974) and extended in subsequent resolutions, most recently through resolution 2028 (2011).
The report states that the situation in the Israel-Syrian Arab Republic sector remained generally quiet during the reporting period, although, UNDOF protested entry of armed forces of both states into the area of separation as violations of the Disengagement Act.
The report discusses the situation in the area and activity of the force as well as the financial aspects and implementation of Security Council resolution 338 (1973).
The report lacks a gender perspective. In para 11, the Secretary General makes reference to efforts by UNDOF to improve conversation with local authorities and civilians, but does not mention whether women will have a role or even access to participating in this cooperation.
The Secretary –General recommends that the Security Council extend the mandate of the Force for a further period of six months, until 31 December 2012.
Analysis provided by the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security.