The Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support launched a study in June 2010 to assess the impact of the work of peacekeeping missions to implement Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. The aim was to produce a comprehensive review of the interventions by peacekeeping missions to advance women's rights and gender equality in line with the provisions of resolution 1325, and to assess the impact of these interventions largely from the perspective of local partners in post-conflict countries. A total of seven thematic areas in line with the provisions of resolution 1325 were selected for review. Ten peacekeeping missions and two Special Political Missions participated in the review process, using a common methodological framework. Interviews were conducted with women's organisations in post-conflict countries, national authorities, peacekeeping personnel and UN partner organisations during the review process.
The resulting report provides a balanced summary of the main findings, which point to significant progress in some areas, whilst citing in overall terms, a mixed record on implementation of resolution 1325 in peace- keeping. Rich and diverse examples are presented to illustrate some of the positive initiatives undertaken to date, alongside a solid analysis of the persisting challenges to implementation of resolution 1325. The report concludes with a set of practical recommendations to support ongoing and future implementation of resolution 1325 in peacekeeping.
Please see also the powerpoint presentation "Ten-year Impact Study on Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security in Peacekeeping" given by Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, Director of DPKO's Division for Policy, Evaluation and Training. The presentation details the findings of the study.