The 2242 Informal Expert Group on WPS


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This section monitors the Informal Expert Group on Women, Peace and Security, which provides space for the Security Council to take coordinated action on key country situations on the Council agenda. It is vital that the Council not just address Women, Peace and Security through coordination with thematic experts, but through specific country-level analysis.   

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The Informal Expert Group (IEG) On Women, Peace and Security is the first official Security Council working Group on Women, Peace and Security and was created in 2016 after a decade of concerted calls by women led civil society. It affirms the Council’s 2015 commitment in UNSCR 2242 (OP 5a) to strengthen more systematically the oversight and coordination of Women, Peace and Security implementation work. The 2242 IEG is co-chaired by the United Kingdom and Spain. In 2016, it has met on a bi-monthly basis to discuss countries on the Council’s agenda including: Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Iraq, and Mali.


Find the Guidelines for the Informal Working Group on Women, Peace and Security here>>>


IEG 2017

  • The IEG's met on 27 February 2017 on the Lake Chad Basin - Stay tuned for updates!  
  • The IEG's met on 29 February 2017 on Mali - Stay tuned for updates!  
  • The IEG's met on 23 March 2017 on Yemen - Stay tuned for updates!  
    IEG 2016

    • Access the IEG's 7 December 2016 Meeting record on the Central African Republic here. 
    • Access the special IEG 10 November 2016 Meeting record on women’s protection advisers regarding the mandate to prevent sexual violence in conflict here.
    • Access the IEG's 28 November 2016 Meeting record on Afghanistan here.
    • Access the IEG's 18 October 2016 Meeting record on Iraq here.
    • Access the IEG's 13 July 2016 Meeting record on Afghanistan here.
    • Access the IEG's 15 June 2016 Meeting record on the Central African Republic here.
    • Access the IEG's 29 April 2016 Meeting record on Iraq here.
    • Access the IEG's 29 February 2016 Meeting record on Mali here