Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, October 2002

Sunday, October 27, 2002

In the second Presidential Statement, adopted in October of 2002, the Security Council welcomed the Secretary-General's report on women, peace and security and committed to study its recommendations. It also called on the Secretary-General to prepare a follow-up report on the full implementation of 1325 by October 2004. It further committed to integrating gender perspectives in the terms of reference of all Security Council country visits and missions and called on the Secretary-General to establish a database of gender specialists as well as women's groups and networks in countries and regions in conflict. The Security Council also condemned the sexual exploitation of women and girls by UN peacekeepers and humanitarian personnel and called for the development and full implementation of codes of conductand disciplinary procedures to prevent such exploitation.

Source: NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security/UNIFEM

Statements were given at the open debate by Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark on behalf of the EU, Egypt, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Russian Federation, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America,Venezuela and the President of ECOSOC.


Secretary-General's report on Women, Peace and Security (2002)

NGOWG, Two Years on Report, 2002