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The year 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Building on the commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (adopted at the 4th World Conference on Women), the resolution acknowledged for the first time the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace building, and the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.
The overall objective of the event is to explore progresses, outstanding issues and strategies related to the implementation of the protection element of Security Council Resolution 1325/2000 on Women, Peace and Security.
• To introduce the notion of protection and to discuss its meaning in the framework of resolution 1325, with specific reference to the different stages of the peace and security spectrum;
• To explore the different impact of conflict for women and discuss the potential contribution of the provision of resolution 1325 in mitigating these effects and ensuring women are agents of change;
• To discuss the potential contribution of participation of women in enhancing protection for all and reinforcing peace building.
Overall facilitator of the event: Ms. Madeleine Rees, Secretary General, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
The event will comprise of the following panels.