PRESIDENCY OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL FOR SEPTEMBER: AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIA'S SUPPORT FOR WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE SECURITY COUNCIL
Australia's stated priorities as an elected member of the Security Council include conflict prevention and peacekeeping, small arms and light weapons, the women, peace and security agenda, and the situation in Afghanistan. Australia has appointed a global Ambassador on Women and Girls, who has focused on advancing Australia's work on women, peace and security.
Australia's relevant international commitments include: Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Ratified 1 July 2002); National Action Plan on the Implementation of Resolution 1325 (Launched March 2012); Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) (Ratified 28 July 1983); Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (Acceded 4 December 2008)
RECOMMENDED SECURITY COUNCIL ACTION POINTS ON WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY
In its regular work, the Council should ensure that all country reports and mandate renewals evaluate the level of protection and promotion of women's human rights, as per SCRs 1325, 1820 (OP 9), 1888 (OP 11), 1889 (OP 5), 1960 (OPs 6, 13), and 2106 (OPs 5, 6). Member States should inquire about any lack of such reporting.
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