September 28, 2020         
The Return of the Pope of Buddhism Scepter by His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III was Rejected   •   Cubic Introduces New Ventra Mobile App for Chicagoland Travelers   •   Post Office & Experts' name-by-name review finds "Movers' list of Voters Facing Purge 'Wrong and racist'"   •   ERLC President Russell Moore Affirms Amy Coney Barrett as SCOTUS Justice Nominee   •   TherapeuticsMD Provides Update on Third Quarter Progress   •   Mark Your Calendars! Prime Day Is Here in Time for the Holidays on October 13 & 14   •   Author Ted Rupnik's new book "Three Willie" is a charming children's story with an important lesson about accountability and com   •   Books-A-Million Honors U.S. Military with Coffee for the Troops Program Through October 24   •   Statement by the Prime Minister on Yom Kippur   •   Frog Street Offers Extensive "At-Home Learning" Resources to Help Children Stay Engaged in New Hybrid Learning Environments   •   The Executive Women's Forum announces the 2020 Finalists for the Women of Influence Awards & Corporate Award   •   AHF Rings Alarm Over Nationwide Shortage of STD Test Kits   •   Statement by Minister Chagger on Yom Kippur   •   ADEA Statement in Support of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workplace Training   •   Laird Superfood Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Exercise in Full of the Underwriters’ Option to Purchase   •   Association of Independent Mortgage Experts Partners with United Wholesale Mortgage and Home Point Financial to Introduce Small   •   LegalShield Leadership Convention, Lead the Change, to Bring Record Number of Associates Together Virtually   •   Prospera Celebrates Local Hispanic-Owned, Small Businesses   •   Amid Pandemic, Small Business Owners Respond With Meaningful Transformation; Remain Resilient, PNC Survey Shows   •   HyperX Releases QuadCast S USB Microphone With Dynamic RGB Lighting Effects That Can Be Personalized With Custom Settings
Bookmark and Share

UN Council Praised For Commitment To Women


UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK  — UN Under-Secretary-General for UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, has commended the UN Security Council for its willingness to accelerate progress on historic resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. The Council marked the 10th anniversary of the resolution, which made historic commitments to women, peace and security, through an Open Debate yesterday that considered a stronger implementation, monitoring and accountability framework. More than 80 Member States delivered statements to the Council.

“The Security Council is better equipped than ever before to ensure that women engage in peace talks and to build a stronger protection environment for women,” said Ms. Bachelet, referring to the Security Council’sPresidential Statement issued at the end of the Open Debate. This statement encourages use of a comprehensive set of indicators on 1325, proposed by the Secretary-General, for improved monitoring of the results of efforts by the UN and Member States to implement resolution 1325.

“All that is needed now to move from policy to action is determined leadership. We all know that women count for peace. But for them to count for peace, they need all of us.”

Resolution 1325 acknowledges that women and men experience conflict differently, and have different needs for protection and recovery. But these needs are often ignored, while women remain sidelined in peace talks and post-conflict planning. Member States participating in the Security Council debate agreed that despite the resolution’s intentions to correct these imbalances, implementation should improve.

The Security Council reviewed a new report from the Secretary-General on women, peace and security. It proposes a comprehensive set of indicators to track implementation, along with recommendations on how the Security Council could better respond to information on women in conflict. “The indicators will provide the evidence base that is badly needed for better monitoring,” said Ms. Bachelet.

The Secretary-General, earlier this month in a report on peacebuilding, also proposed priority actions to ensure women’s participation in peacebuilding, raise low levels of post-conflict financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment, and improve gender expertise in urgent recovery efforts.

The Security Council meeting is expected to help expedite future implementation of resolution 1325 and related resolutions addressing prevention of sexual violence, protection of civilians and peacebuilding. Twenty-three UN Member States have now endorsed national 1325 action plans. As part of the tenth anniversary of resolution 1325, Member States have been announcing and tracking commitments to improve their performance, by, for instance, contributing more women troops and police to UN peacekeeping, providing financial incentives to delegations to peace negotiations to include women and increasing the proportion of post-conflict funding dedicated to women’s empowerment.

Ms. Bachelet applauded “the manifest determination of so many of the United Nations Member States to step up their commitments.”

UN Women will support coherence and coordination across the UN system in advancing women’s participation in conflict resolution. UN Women will support existing and new efforts to improve the protection environment for women during and after conflict, to engage women in conflict prevention, and to ensure peacebuilding processes are guided by women’s perspectives and address their needs.

 


STORY TAGS: WOMEN , MINORITY , DISCRIMINATION , DIVERSITY , FEMALE , UNDERREPRESENTED , EQUALITY , GENDER BIAS , EQUALITY



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News