CONFERENCE: Women, Peace and Security: From Resolution to Action to the Protection Agenda Under SCR 1325/2000, Geneva High-Level Consultation

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 20:00 to Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security


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The year 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Building on the commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (adopted at the 4th World Conference on Women), the resolution acknowledged for the first time the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace building, and the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.


Overall Objective

The overall objective of the event is to explore progresses, outstanding issues and strategies related to the implementation of the protection element of Security Council Resolution 1325/2000 on Women, Peace and Security.

Specific Objectives
• To introduce the notion of protection and to discuss its meaning in the framework of resolution 1325, with specific reference to the different stages of the peace and security spectrum;
• To explore the different impact of conflict for women and discuss the potential contribution of the provision of resolution 1325 in mitigating these effects and ensuring women are agents of change;
• To discuss the potential contribution of participation of women in enhancing protection for all and reinforcing peace building.

Overall facilitator of the event: Ms. Madeleine Rees, Secretary General, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.


The event will comprise of the following panels.

• EU Contribution to the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325/2000: Lessons Learned from Central Africa and Great Lake Region
This panel will explore the role of the EU in relation to resolution 1325 and what practical measures have been taken or are planned towards its implementation, with particular focus on protection. This panel will particularly discuss developments within various EU external actions policies, including European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, the EU Common Security and Defence Policy, Security Sector Reform in DRC and EU's relation with non governmental organizations, in line with the implementation of the 'EU Comprehensive Approach on the Implementation of resolutions 1325 and 1820'.
• Displacement and Protection under the Resolution 1325 Framework
This panel will introduce the issue of protection under resolution 1325 and will discuss the meaning of protection in the framework of resolution 1325, with specific reference to displacement (in pre and post-conflict).
• Protection – ‘Impact of Conflict on Women and Girls'
This panel will explore the impact of conflict on women, and will discuss the role of resolution 1325's provisions in mitigating these effects and ensuring women are agents of change.
• Post-conflict recovery – ‘No Peace without Peace for Women and their Communities' This panel will discuss how participation by women enhances protection for all and reinforces peace building.