Civil Society Consultation on the 2015 WPS High-Level Review: March 2015

Armenian Convention Center

This event is co-sponsored by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND), and the Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights.  Civil society advocates and activists from around the world will meet in New York so as to discuss the Security Council's high-level review of the progress at the global, regional and national levels in implementing UNSC Resolution 1325 (2000) and to engage in this consultative process. 

To contribute and build on these discussions and provide strategic input into the development and finalization of the high-level review, we invite women civil society leaders to participate in a follow-up consultation at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. This event will provide updates from the high-level advisory group, and present initial findings of the civil society survey facilitated by GNWP and engage in more focused discussions on emerging challenges and possible strategies to leverage 2015 as a critical year to move forward implementation of the WPS agenda. With this event, we also aim to enhance integration of WPS issues in strategic fora at the UN, including in the Beijing +20 Review and Post2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda and strengthen coordination and localization of international policy discussions with grassroots stakeholders.

Speakers include: 

Madeleine Rees, Secretary General, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) 
Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, International Coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) 
Louise Allen, Executive Coordinator of the NGO Working Group on Women Peace and Security 
Nahla Valji, Policy Adviser and Officer in Charge, Peace and Security Section, UN Women (UNWOMEN)

Location: Armenian Convention Center, Ballroom 2, 630 2nd Avenue (at 35th street), New York, NY 10017.