Between budget cuts and ongoing UN reforms, a lot of attention is being placed on UN peacekeeping missions, and how to make them more effective and responsive to the needs of local communities. On the morning of 28 March 2018, a Security Council Open Debate will be held on the theme “Collective action to improve […]
To mark the 17th anniversary of the women, peace and security agenda, Member States once again gathered in the UN Security Council for the Open Debate on WPS. While implementation of the agenda needs to be year-round, the Open Debate provides a significant opportunity for Member States, observers and senior UN Leadership to voice their […]
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Over the last several months, the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has raised the alarm regarding the disproportionate cuts to gender functions in peacekeeping missions as part of broader budget cuts to peacekeeping operations. This has resulted in the downgrading of gender posts in Central African Republic, Haiti and Liberia, and the […]
The implementation of the women, peace and security agenda is the responsibility of a range of actors including by Member States and across the UN system, in particular UN peacekeeping and political missions. UN peacekeeping missions have been the target of budgetary cuts over recent months, resulting in cuts to staff positions responsible for overseeing […]
Each year brings new opportunities and challenges for women, peace and security (WPS) implementation by the Security Council. The work of the Security Council continues to evolve. Beyond renewing mandates of peacekeeping and political missions, there are emerging crises, and complicated protracted conflicts that require attention. With competing political priorities and a growing workload, cross-cutting […]