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The NGOWG and its member organizations often provide analysis and recommendations that demonstrate how the United Nations Security Council, Member States, and the United Nations system can systematically meet their obligations to improve the lives of women in conflict.

We will be updating this section frequently with resources and policy advice from the NGOWG and its Members on country situations we address in our ongoing advocacy at UN Headquarters.

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: February 2016

February 2 2016

For February, in which Venezuela has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Central African Republic, Colombia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, South Sudan, and Syria.
Download MAP for February 2016 in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: December 2015

December 7 2015

For December, in which the United States of America has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Sudan – Abyei, and Yemen.
Download MAP for December 2015 in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: November 2015

November 3 2015

For November, in which the United Kingdom has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, the Central African Republic, Lebanon, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan / South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations on conflict prevention.
Download November 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: October 2015

October 1 2015

For October, in which Spain has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Haiti, Iraq, South Sudan, and Syria, as well as Women, Peace and Security, in the context of the 15th Anniversary of SCR 1325 (2000).
Download October 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: August 2015

July 27 2015

For August, in which Nigeria has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in the Central African region, CAR, Haiti, Lebanon, Liberia, and the thematic issue of conflict prevention.
Download August 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: July 2015

June 30 2015

For July, in which New Zealand has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, Cyprus, Iraq, Sudan (Abyei), and Syria as well as the thematic discussion on security challenges in Small Islands and Developing States (SIDS).
Download July 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: June 2015

June 2 2015

For June, in which Malaysia has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Cote d’Ivoire, Darfur, Mali, and Nigeria, as well as the thematic discussion on children and armed conflict.
Download June 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: May 2015

April 28 2015

For May, in which Lithuania has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Libya, Somalia, South Sudan and Syria, as well as the thematic discussion on small arms and light weapons.
Download May 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: April 2015

April 1 2015

For April, in which Jordan has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in the Middle East, the Central African Republic, Iraq, and Western Sahara. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected discussions on Sexual Violence in Conflict under the agenda item Women, Peace and Security.
Download April 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: March 2015

March 2 2015

For March, in which France has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, DRC, Libya, South Sudan, and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations on the regular implementation of women, peace and security in the work on the Security Council as well as for the Council's field mission to Burundi and CAR.
Download March 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: February 2015

February 3 2015

For February, in which China has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Abyei, Darfur, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia, and South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations on the regular implementation of women, peace and security in the work on the Security Council.

Download February 2015 MAP in Spanish [PDF]
Download February 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: January 2015

December 23 2014

For January, in which Chile has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan / South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations for discussions on protection of civilians in armed conflict, and on the regular implementation of women, peace and security in the work on the Security Council.
Download January 2015 MAP in Spanish [PDF]
Download January 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: December 2014

December 3 2014

For December, in which Chad has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, DRC, Iraq, Liberia, Libya and Mali. The MAP also provides recommendations for discussions on countering terrorism and transnational organized crime, peacekeeping, and on the regular implementation of women, peace and security in the work on the Security Council.
Download December 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]
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Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: November 2014

October 29 2014

For November, in which Australia has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Darfur, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, South Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations for the open debate on counterterrorism, and on the regular implementation of women, peace and security in the work on the Security Council.

Download the November MAP in Spanish [PDF]
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Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: October 2014

October 3 2014

For October, in which Argentina has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Haiti, Iraq, Sudan / South Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations on women, peace and security in advance of the open debate that will be held to mark the 14th anniversary of the adoption of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000).
Download October 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]
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Download October 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: September 2014

September 5 2014

For September, in which the United States has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the Middle East, South Sudan, and Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations on counterterrorism, and the ongoing implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.
Download September 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]
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Download September 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: August 2014

August 5 2014

For August, in which the United Kingdom has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, the Central African Republic, Darfur, Haiti, Liberia, the Middle East, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations on the forthcoming Security Council field mission to South Sudan and Somalia, the open debate on conflict prevention, and the ongoing implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.

Download August 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

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Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: July 2014

July 3 2014

For July, in which Rwanda has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, Sudan / South Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations on the ongoing implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.

Download July 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]
Download July 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: June 2014

June 9 2014

For June, in which the Russian Federation has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, South Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations on the ongoing implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.

Download June 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

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Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: May 2014

May 2 2014

For May, in which the Republic of Korea has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan - Abyei, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations on the ongoing implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.

Download May 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]
Download May 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: April 2014

April 7 2014

For April, in which Nigeria has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Central African Republic, Mali, Sudan / South Sudan, and Western Sahara. The MAP also provides recommendations for the forthcoming open debate on women, peace and security.

Download April 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]
Download April 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: March 2014

March 3 2014

For March, in which Luxembourg has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, DRC, Libya, Sierra Leone, and Somalia. The MAP also provides recommendations for ongoing implementation of women, peace and security obligations.

Download March 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]
Download March 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: February 2014

February 4 2014

For February, in which Lithuania has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in the Central African Region, Darfur, Iraq, the Middle East, Sudan / South Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations for ongoing implementation of women, peace and security.

Download February 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]
Download February 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: January 2014

January 7 2014

For January, in which Jordan has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, Central African Republic, Cyprus, Cote d'Ivoire, Darfur, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan / South Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations for ongoing implementation of women, peace and security.

Download January 2014 MAP in English [PDF]
Download January 2014 MAP in French [PDF]
Download January 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: December 2013

December 5 2013

For December, in which France has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Golan Heights, Somalia, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations for ongoing implementation of women, peace and security.

Download December 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
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Download December 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: November 2013

November 6 2013

For November, in which China has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Republic / Central African Region, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan / South Sudan, and Syria.
The MAP also provides recommendations on the forthcoming discussion on counterterrorism.

Download November 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
Download November 2013 MAP in French [PDF]
Download November 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: October 2013

October 2 2013

For October, in which Azerbaijan has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Haiti, Mali, and Somalia. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected open debate on women, peace and security, and the forthcoming Security Council mission to Africa.

Download October 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
Download October 2013 MAP in French [PDF]
Download October 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: September 2013

September 3 2013

For September, in which Australia has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected high-level debate on small arms and light weapons, and guidance for ongoing implementation of women, peace and security obligations.

Download September 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
Download September 2013 MAP in French [PDF]
Download September 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]



Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: August 2013

August 5 2013

For August, in which Argentina has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Central African Republic, Haiti, Lebanon, Liberia, the situation in the Middle East and Sudan / South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected open debate on protection of civilians, and guidance for ongoing implementation of women, peace and security obligations.


Download August 2013 MAP in English [PDF]

Download August 2013 MAP in Chinese - 中国 [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: July 2013

July 1 2013

For July, in which the United States has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Darfur, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Lebanon, the Middle East and South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations on women, peace and security.

Download July 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
Download July 2013 MAP in Chinese [PDF]
Download July 2013 MAP in French [PDF]
Download July 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]


Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: June 2013

June 5 2013

For June, in which the United Kingdom has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Somalia, and Sudan/South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected open debate on women, peace and security.

Download June 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
Download June 2013 MAP in Chinese [PDF]
Download June 2013 MAP in French [PDF]
Download June 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]



Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: May 2013

May 3 2013

For May, in which Togo has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Republic, the Central African region, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected discussions on Counterterrorism, and for the Council's ongoing work on women, peace and security.

Download May 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
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Download May 2013 MAP in French [PDF]
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Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: April 2013

April 1 2013

For April, in which Rwanda has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Darfur / Sudan, Guinea-Bissau, Kosovo, Mali, and Western Sahara. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected discussions on Conflict Prevention in Africa and on Sexual Violence in Conflict under the agenda item Women, Peace and Security.

Download April 2013 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: March 2013

March 1 2013

For March, in which the Russian Federation has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Sudan / South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations on Women, Peace and Security.
Download March 2013 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: February 2013

February 4 2013

For February, in which the Republic of Korea has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Mali, Syria, and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations on Women, Peace and Security, and on the expected debate on the Protection of Civilians.

Download February 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
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Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: January 2013

December 21 2012

For January, in which Pakistan has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, Central African Republic, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Mali, Somalia, Sudan/Darfur, and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations on Women, Peace and Security, on the expected debates on Counterterrorism and Peacekeeping, and discussions on Rule of Law.

Download January 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
Download January 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: December 2012

December 5 2012

For December, in which Morocco has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Region, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Golan Heights, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Somalia, Syria, and Timor-Leste. The MAP also provides recommendations on Women, Peace and Security and the expected open debate on peacebuilding.

Download December 2012 MAP in English [PDF]
Download December 2012 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: November 2012

November 8 2012

For November, in which India has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Region, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Libya, Mali, the Middle East, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan / South Sudan, Timor-Leste, and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected debates on Women, Peace and Security, on piracy, and on counterterrorism.

Download November 2012 MAP in English [PDF]
Download November 2012 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: October 2012

September 30 2012

For October, in which Guatemala has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, DRC, Darfur, Haiti, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan / South Sudan, and Western Sahara. The MAP also provides recommendations on the Rule of Law and Women, Peace and Security.

Download October 2012 MAP in English [PDF]
Download October 2012 MAP in Spanish [PDF]


Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: September 2012

August 31 2012

For September, in which Germany has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan / South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations for the Security Council's ongoing implementation of its Women, Peace and Security obligations.

Download September 2012 MAP in English [PDF]
Download September 2012 MAP in Spanish [PDF]


Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: August 2012

July 31 2012

For August, in which the France has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Central African Region, Haiti, Lebanon, Middle East, and Sudan / South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations for the Security Council's ongoing implementation of its Women, Peace and Security obligations.
Download August 2012 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: July 2012

July 3 2012

For July, in which Colombia has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, Cote d'Ivoire, Iraq, South Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations for the Security Council's ongoing implementation of its Women, Peace and Security obligations.
Download July 2012 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: June 2012

June 4 2012

For June, in which the China has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, DRC, Libya, Syria, and West Africa. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected discussion on Protection of Civilians.
Download June 2012 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: May 2012

May 4 2012

For May, in which Azerbaijan has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in DRC, Libya, Mali, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected Security Council Mission to West Africa.
Download May 2012 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: April 2012

April 2 2012

For April, in which the United States has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Liberia, Myanmar, South Sudan, Syria, and Western Sahara. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected briefing to the Council on Women, Peace and Security.
Download April 2012 MAP in English [PDF]