Informal Expert Group On Women And Peace And Security: Summary Of The Meeting On The Lake Chad Basin, 30 January 2018


On 30 January 2018, the Informal Expert Group on Women and Peace and Security convened a meeting on the situation in the Lake Chad Basin. At the time of the meeting, the Council was adopting a presidential statement on peace consolidation in West Africa (S/PRST/2018/3), in which the Council, apart from calling for ensuring women’s participation in elections in the regions and their appointment to senior government positions, and emphasizing their role in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and peacebuilding, emphasized specifically the need to take measures to increase the number of women in the security sector and the national bodies dealing with the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin.