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Member States

As of November 2018, WILPF analysis shows that 79 UN Member States (40% of all UN Member States) have UNSCR 1325 National Action Plans (NAPs).  Slovenia is the last country to launch its 2018-2020 NAP in November 2018. 

Despite this progress, of the 79 NAPs adopted to date, only 34 (43%) include an allocated budget for implementation in the NAP upon its release. Furthermore, only 24 (30%) include references to disarmament and provide specific actions to disarm society and control the illicit trade of small arms. Finally, 57 NAPs (72%) explain the process for monitoring and evaluation of the NAP implementation. Despite some of the countries’ recent history of conflict or involvement in military intervention and arms trade, there is insufficient analysis and consideration of the connection between disarmament, gender equality and violence.   

There are 11 Regional Action Plans (RAPs) in place as well, such as the one of the African Union and of the European Union. Regional coordination efforts also include the Asia-Pacific Regional Symposium on National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security where the Member States, alongside civil society representatives, share their lessons learned and best practices in the implementation of UNSCR 1325.