WILPF at CSW59: Linking the Women, Peace & Security and Arms Control Agendas

Thursday, March 12, 2015
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
United Nation Theme: 

Organised by: WILPF, The Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations in association with International Action Network on Small Arms Women’s Network (WNK), Global Alliance on Armed Violence (GAAV), and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)

Panelists/Participants: Ms. Cora Weiss (Moderator), UN Representative for the International Peace Bureau (IPB); Ms. Natasha Stott Despoja, Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls; Mr. Daniël Prins, Chief of UNODA’s Conventional Arms Branch; Ms. Jasmin Nario-Galace, Executive Director of the Centre for Peace Education; and Ms. Ray Acheson, Director of Reaching Critical Will, WILPF.


The session explored how arms control efforts supported the protection of human rights and women's security. Panellists explored ways to curb the destabilising affects of arms flows, and shared experiences implementing national action plans on UNSCR 1325 with arms control provisions.