Ensuring Women's Participation in Peace and Security

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Western Europe

In 2010, the international community celebrates the tenth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. The resolution acknowledged, for the first time, the importance of a gender dimension in the areas of peace building, peace keeping and conflict prevention.

The EU and Belgium are organizing three events, respectively in Brussels, Geneva and New York, structured around the three main pillars of Resolution 1325: participation, protection and prevention.

10th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Ensuring Women's Participation in Peace and Security Egmont Palace, Brussels, 9th of September 2010


8:00 Registration

Ms. Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Mr. Steven Vanackere, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Belgium

Ms. Margot Wallström, Special Representative to the Secretary General on sexual violence in armed conflict

Ms. Inès Alberdi, Executive Director UNIFEM

Mr. Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations at the UN High-level NATO representative

Ms. Rachel Mayanja, Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women

Dr. Sima Samar, Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

Moderator: Senator Sabine de Bethune, Belgium

10:40 Coffee break

Ms. Bineta Diop, Executive Director of Femmes, Africa, Solidarité

Ms Shirin Ebadi, Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran

Ms. Luz Mendez, President of the National Union of Guatemalan women

Ms. Kamilia Kuku Kura, On behalf of the 40 women leaders (G40) in the Horn of Africa

Moderator: Ms. Elisabeth Rehn, Minister of State, Finland

12:00 Q&A Ms. Elisabeth Rehn, Minister of State, Finland

13:00 Lunch

Participation is by invitation only: applications can be sent to 10yearsof1325@diplobel.fed.be

More information and back-ground documentation on our website:

On this website you will find more information about the EU / Belgian Presidency 10th anniversary of SCR 1325 events:


Document PDF: 

Concept Note, 1325 Event, Sept 2010

Agenda, 1325 Event, Sept 2010

Itinerary, 1325 Event, Sept 2010

Press Release, 1325 Event, Sept 2010