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In accordance with worldwide celebrations of International Women's Day, Australia and Sri Lanka launched their National Action Plans on SCR 1325. The United Kingdom introduced a revised NAP in late February to coincide with its March 2012 presidency of the Security Council.
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36 countries have NAPs – you may have been involved and continue to monitor implementation. PeaceWomen wanted to bring this work together and highlight that NAPs are only effective if the process is consultative and implementation is tracked.
National Action Plans, or NAPs, serve as an important tool for furthering the women, peace, and security agenda.
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Macedonia's NAP was launched in 2013 for the period 2013-15. The NAP does not specify who led the development process, but it seems that the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy was an important actor.
The Lithuanian NAP does not specify who led the development process, but does mention that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will lead the implementation process.
The Belgium Government launched their National Action Plan of UNSCR 1325 on 8 May 2009 for the period 2009-2012.
The German NAP debuted in 2013 for the period 2013-2016. There was no lead agent specified, but the "Federal Government" is talked about throughout the introduction.
Nepal developed its NAP for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and 1820 for the period 2011 to 2016.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) launched their NAP in January 2010. The NAP was developed by the Ministry of Gender, Family, and Children, with some civil society groups involved in the development.
Finland adopted its first National Action Plan in 2008 for the period 2008-2011. A revised NAP was adopted in 2012 for the period 2012-2016.
Iceland adopted its first National Action Plan in 2008 and updated it in 2013 for the period 2013-2016. The revised NAP was led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with some input from NGOs. Iceland has no recent experience of conflict and does not face any external armed threat, but is a key contributor to UN peacekeeping missions, NATO missions and provider of international aid and humanitarian assistance.
Kyrgyzstan's NAP does not provide an overview of the development process or how UNSCR 1325 implementation fits into their country's context. Its NAP was launched in 2013.
The Canadian Government drafted a NAP in 2006, which proceeded to consultation with civil society in 2007. The final NAP was not adopted until 2010 and covers the period up to March 31, 2016.
The Austrian government developed its first National Action Plan in 2007 and is now in its second generation NAP following the Austrian government’s 2010 review. A revised NAP was launched in 2012 for the period inclusive of 2016.
The gender audit in peace building programme conducted in 10 districts from March-May 2014 states that the victims of decade-long insurgency are the least informed people about National Action Plan 1325.
The research states that out of 45 survivors/victims who were interviewed, only 17 were informed about t National Action Plan 1325 and that the key victims were least informed about it.