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1. INITIATIVES TO ADDRESS WOMEN'S ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION IN IRAQ
Since the last newsletter, a number of items have been added to the list including:This edition of the 1325 PeaceWomen E-News Features:
The Peace Portal is an initiative of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. The building of the Peace Portal has been supported by the City Council of The Hague, and the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs.
It is only three months old. But already the website Her Zimbabwe is being hailed as a rare respite from the relentless tales of violence, poverty and political feuding.
The Secretary-General has received the following statement, which is being circulated in accordance with paragraphs 36 and 37 of Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31.
The PeaceWomen Organizations Database lists organizations working on a local, national, regional or international level in the field of Women, Peace and Security.
The vital role of civil society, particularly women’s civil society organizations, is so important but often unrecognized marginalized and undervalued. The significant work of women’s civil society organizations in conflict situations is all the more extraordinary in view of the fact that they are frequently excluded from formal conflict resolution processes, political dialogue, and post-conflict peacebuilding systems, including the mechanisms and institutions responsible for implementation of peace accords and post-conflict planning processes.
The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating 'real world' knowledge about employment and work.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. Since its founding in 1948, WHO has been responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.