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).
Advancing and strengthening UNSCR 1325 is a high priority of the Foreign Policy of Iceland.
Iceland has had an action plan for the implementation of resolution 1325 since 2008. Iceland will continue its efforts to implement, advance, and strengthen the resolution. This we will do for example by;
Continuing to integrate gender perspectives into projects, operations, policy making and legislation regarding peace, security and development issues;
Continuing to provide education on 1325 to all Icelandic peacekeepers;
Continuing to send both women and men to peace operations, but currently women are about 40% of Icelandic peacekeepers deployed abroad; and by continuing to fund an international training programme - The Gender Equality Training Program - located in Iceland, which focuses inter alia on 1325.
Today the government of Iceland would like to put forth the following commitment.
Iceland will commit to adopting and implementing a new and updated National Action Plan that focuses on UNSCR 1325, as well as subsequent resolutions. This will be done through a participatory, transparent process that involves the highest level of political leadership, all relevant government agencies and civil society. The updated National Action Plan will be published in 2011 and will contain specified goals, clear indicators and a transparent monitoring mechanism.