By: Federica Dall’Arche Ciranna
Photocredit: United Nations
2015 was a very busy year for PeaceWomen! In the last 12 months, we have monitored and analysed over 14 thematic debates and 55 Resolutions, developing summaries and detailed gender analyses. The fruits of our work can be found on the Security Council section of our website.
Looking back at the “loud” year, the months of April and October were especially important for us, as during these months, the Security Council focused its work on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. October also marked the 15th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. The outcome of the October Open Debate was the unanimous adoption of a new Resolution, UNSC 2242, that was co-sponsored by a record-breaking of 75 states, and now the eighth member of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.
This year, a remarkable number of countries committed to the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, both financially and politically. During our monitoring work, we were pleased to note these noble intents. We remind states, as they prepare for 2016, that these commitments must be translated into concrete actions.