[On 15 November 2018 the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the second National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of UNSCR on women, peace and security, for the period of three years (2018-2020). The updated NAP is only current available in Slovenian. Stay tuned for our analysis!]
Slovenia launched its NAP in 2010 for the period 2010-2015. As of November 2016, no new NAP has been released. The development of the NAP was led by a working group made up of relevant ministries. The Slovenian NAP clearly identifies responsible implementing agencies for each activity and even sometimes identifies parties responsible for the coordination of activities when there is more than one implementing party. Moreover, the Slovenian NAP closely resembles the Swiss NAP by making a distinction between three levels of commitment: political, operational, and human resources. A unique feature of the Slovenian action matrix is that it includes a column for status, which elaborates on actions that Slovenian has already taken in certain areas.
Slovenia does not have a recent history of conflict, but aspires for an increased role in international missions. Thus, it describes its intention: “With the aim of enhancing the participation of Slovenia in international operations and missions, the Government adopted, on 12 November 2009, a Strategy of Participation of the Republic of Slovenia in International Operations and Missions, defining a framework for decision-making on participation and identifying a range of capacities for its implementation. Article 31 of the Strategy stipulates that a national plan for enhancing women's role in matters of peace and security in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820 be prepared” (p. 2).
Despite the positive elements in the NAP, it does not address the issue of disarmament. It also does not provide a specific budget for the implementation of its objectives.