Saturday, September 25, 2010
This statement was made on September 25, 2010 at "A 1325 Call to Action", ministerial meeting in preparation for the 10th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325. It is hosted as part of the Commitments Database project (link: www.peacewomen.org/commitments).
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes:
General Women, Peace and Security
- Women's participation in conflict prevention and peace-support operations, as well as the promotion of gender equality and the rights and role of women in development are priority issues for the Swedish Government.
- Sweden has recently adopted a number of important policy documents that will guide and set priorities for our continued work with Security Council resolution 1325. They all include specific objectives, actions and activities, which are to be vigorously implemented and monitored.
- The key document, launched in 2009 for the period 2009-2012, is the second national action plan for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325. It has been drawn up in collaboration with Swedish government agencies and Civil Society organizations, and it is being implemented through actions at national, as well as regional and international levels.
- In addition to the National Action Plan, the Swedish Government has recently adopted a number of new development cooperation policies in which the relevance to resolution 1325 has been made an integral and important part:
(a) The policy for gender equality and the rights and roles of women which identifies a number of actions for promoting women's security and women's political participation and influence.
(b) The new policy for humanitarian aid pays particular attention to women's situation.
(c) The policy on security and development, in which implementation of 1325 is seen a very important tool to accomplish stabilisation and peaceful development.
- Sweden is contributing financially to UNDP for the Transition Phase II and establishment of the New Gender Entity UN Women as well as bridging financing to the Office of the SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict.