How do states implement the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda? How can civil society hold states accountable? National Action Plans (NAPs) are one way to implement Women, Peace, and Security commitments at the country level and to advance accountability. Regional Action Plans (RAPs) are another way of coordinating work in a broader area.
As of May 2016, 60 nations have created a National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325. The following countries released their NAPs during 2015: Afghanistan, Argentina, Japan, New Zealand, Palestine and Paraguay.
Furthermore, other countries have committed to develop NAP in 2016: Algeria, Angola, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Portugal, Thailand, Ukraine and United Republic of Tanzania. Some countries have announced that they will develop a NAP but have yet to release one, including Tajikistan. Additionally, East Timor and South Sudan have recently announced that they will develop a NAP. There are a handful Regional Action Plans as well, such as the one of the African Union and of the European Union.
Both governments and civil society groups are the movers and shakers putting the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda into action. PeaceWomen's Action Plan Initiative monitors, analyses, and shares UN Member State and Regional Action Plans. PeaceWomen and WILPF more broadly also work at the local and national level to advance National Action implementation.
This section of Who Implements: Member States includes an overview of action plans and lists of action plans by country, region, and theme. It also includes resources for civil society, national, and global reviews, and information on commitments beyond NAPs including a call for action on 2015 commitments and highlights of current innovative work.