The 2242 Informal Expert Group on WPS

 

Council Decides to Integrate Women, Peace and Security Concerns Across AgendaDoes the Security Council integrate Women, Peace and Security issues into country-level action?

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. 

In 2017,  it is meeting to discuss the situations in Yemen, Mali, Iraq and the Lake Chad Basin. 

 

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

IEG 2017

  • Access the IEG 14 June 2017 Meeting Record on Iraq here>>
  • Access the IEG 4 May 2017 Meeting Record on Mali here>>
  • Access the IEG 23 March 2017 Meeting Record on Yemen here>>
  • Access the IEG 27 February 2017 Meeting Record on the Lake Chad Basin here>>
IEG 2016

  • Access the IEG 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 7 December 2016 Meeting Record on the Central African Republic here>>
  • Access the IEG 28 November 2016 Meeting Record on Afghanistan here>>
  • Access the IEG 18 October 2016 Meeting Record on Iraq here>>
  • Access the IEG 14 September 2016 Meeting Record on Mali here>>
  • Access the IEG 13 July 2016 Meeting Record on Afghanistan here>>
  • Access the IEG 15 June 2016 Meeting Record on the Central African Republic here>>
  • Access the IEG 29 April 2016 Meeting Record on Iraq here>>
  • Access the IEG 29 February 2016 Meeting Record on Mali here>>