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Member States

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 (WPS) 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 November 2016, 63 nations have created a National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325. The following countries released their NAPs during 2016: Kenya, Ukraine, Timor Leste and South Sudan.

Furthermore, the following countries have committed to developing a NAP in 2016: Algeria, Angola, Brazil,  Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Thailand, and United Republic of Tanzania.

Turkey and Bangladesh announced that they will develop a NAP but have yet to release a date.

There are a handful RAPs in place as well, such as the one of the African Union and of the European Union. Regional coordination efforts also include the Asia-Pacific Regional Symposium on National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security where Member States, alongside civil society representatives, share their lessons learned and best practises in the implementation of UNSCR 1325.