National Action Plan: Lithuania

Flag of LithuaniaThe Lithuanian NAP was developed in 2011 and does not specify who led the development process, but it does mention that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will lead the implementation process. Lithuania's NAP says that the drafting of the action plan stems from the obligations of Lithuania as an active member of the UN and a country seeking a status of a non-permanent member of the UNSC for the period 2014-2015. The Lithuanian NAP is the shortest NAP in terms of page length yet it still manages to specify those responsible for implementation, a timeline for each action, a coordination mechanism, and four clear priority areas.

Lithuania has no recent history of conflict, but is involved in NATO and EU operations.

The NAP lacks any mention of monitoring and evaluation as well as not referencing any civil society involvement in the process of NAP development. A relatively unique aspect of the NAP is that it includes raising awareness within Lithuania regarding UNSCR 1325 as a key priority area. It specifically mentions the importance of the society, particularly young people, becoming familiar with, and accepting the tenets of, the Resolution (Miller, Pournik, & Swaine, 2014).

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Lithuania analysis: Miller, Pournik, Swaine

WILPF
WILPF International does not have a country section in Lithuania and therefore was not involved in the development process of Lithuania's NAP.
Civil Society Actors

NAP Development

Not-specified

NAP Implementation

The institutions responsible for the implementation of the actions of the Plan will more closely cooperate with non-governmental organisations for women, the Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson and the Centres for Gender Studies of the universities. It is necessary that the society, particularly young people, become familiar with the Resolution and accepts it. Expanding the involvement of women in peacekeeping operations and missions both in the civilian and military fields.

NAP Monitoring and Evaluation

Not-specified

Government Actors

NAP Development

The National Programme of Equal Opportunities for Women and Men for 2010-2014, approved by th Government, for the first time raises the issues of equality of women and men in the system of national defense.

NAP Implementation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Plan Coordinator), The Ministry of National Defence, Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, the Ministry of Health, and the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior.

NAP Monitoring and Evaluation

Not-specified

Objectives

There are three objectives identified under Lithuania's NAP:

  • To motivate women to work in the fields of prevention of conflicts in national, regional and international institutions, to take part in international military and civilian operations and missions and, when participating there, to pay greater attention to solving the problems of local women
  • To present the National Action Plan implementing the UNSC Resolution 1325 to the Lithuanian society, as well as to educate and to train the personnel of institutions on the issues raised in the UNSC Resolution 1325
  • To actively contribute to international initiatives supporting and implementing the UNSC Resolution 1325 and its supplementing documents, particularly in the fields of women's security and protection of women's rights
Action/Activities

Activities are mentioned under each Objective, along with details on Implementation Timetable and Responsible Institution.

For example, objective 3 offers three actions: To support international initiatives for participation in international projects and events that implement the provisions of the UNSC Resolution 1325 and to support the initiatives for the protection of women's rights To organise an international conference on the topic of the UNSC Resolution No. 1325 and its implementation To support the rule of law initiatives, including gender-sensitive efforts, by creating a legal system in post-conflict countries and by delegating prosecutors and police officers to positions in the rule of law missions

Timeframe

General timeframe not specified. However, timeframe of implementation in every activity is mentioned in Lituania's NAP. Example: 1.1.4

Action

When participating in international operations and missions , to organise events, meetings and lectures for local women and their organisations on the social integration of women.

Timeframe

Every year

Responsible Ministry

Ministry of National Defense

Budget
Lithuania’s NAP says that the necessary funds have been identified. However, it doesn’t give more details.
Indicators
Not specified. It only gives objectives and actions, however they do not have measurable indicators.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Not specified. It only mention that is important to keep the society, particularly young people, informed about the Resolution.
Disarmament
Not-specified