Reclaiming the United Nations as a Peace Organisation

By Marina Kumskova

(Visual: WILPF)

On 26-28 April 2017, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) will host a convening on ensuring women’s meaningful participation in the UN.  The recent US travel bans have put a spotlight on longstanding and ongoing obstacles to women civil society’s meaningful participation at the United Nations. By organising the convening, WILPF aims to tackle problems of hegemonic power and reclaim the principles of the UN Charter

Recognising that peace and justice are not possible without real partnership between women civil society and the UN for peace, WILPF’s convening in Geneva will: explore how local women's voices for peace are central to meaningful participation in today’s context of shrinking spaces; share lessons on effective current modalities and new ways of working; and surface how different actors can drive new ways of working together to put grassroots women’s voices central for peace.

Find more information about the WILPF April 2017 convening here