For October, in which Bolivia has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on Burundi, Darfur, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Western Sahara and Women, Peace and Security.
- The structures supporting the implementation of the WPS agenda within the UN system and the Security Council must have adequate capacity, expertise, and funding. All recommendations of the Informal Expert Group (IEG) on WPS should be implemented and systematically integrated into the Council’s deliberations and further reflected in decisions related to staffing (i.e. gender advisers) made by the Fifth Committee.
- All interventions must start with gendered and intersectional conflict analysis which takes into account masculinities, femininities, gender roles, age, and diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, expressions and sex characteristics (SOGIESC), accompanied by sex and age-disaggregated data.
- Civil society, including women’s groups, must be recognized as crucial contributors to international peace and security and to sustaining peace. Promoting the spaces for their meaningful participation, as well as the rights of women human rights defenders should be a priority.
- The Council should increase engagement with UN human rights bodies, including the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Human Rights Council, as a means for better linking human rights, disarmament, and prevention in peace and security work.
- The gendered impact of arms must be recognized, and national level action should be called for by Member States to identify and regulate the influx of arms that exacerbate the risk to the rights, safety, and security, of women, girls, and individuals with diverse SOGIESC.
- The role of masculinities must be critically examined as part of conflict analysis, peace and security decision-making, and related programming. There should be an effort made to engage men and boys as partners in promoting inclusive participation in the conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and gender equality.
- All UN Member States should prioritize adapting and mainstreaming the core principles of the WPS Agenda into existing and new policy frameworks which are supported by well-funded implementation and oversight mechanisms. The development of new policies and action plans should be community-led and include consultation with, and involvement of, civil society organizations (CSOs) at every step of the process.