This sub-theme focuses on information related to Resolution 1325 itself.
The first resolution on women, peace and security, Security Council Resolution 1325 (SCR1325), was unanimously adopted by United Nations Security Council on 31 October 2000. SCR1325 marked the first time the Security Council addressed the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women; recognized the under-valued and under-utilized contributions women make to conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution and peace-building. It also stressed the importance of women’s equal and full participation as active agents in peace and security.
SCR1325 is binding upon all UN Member States and the adoption of the Resolution marked an important international political recognition that women and gender are relevant to international peace and security.
While SCR 1325 is recognized as a historic and unprecedented document, it does not exist in a vacuum; many resolutions, treaties, conventions, statements and reports preceded it, and thus, form its foundation and an integral part of the women, peace and security policy framework.
The Security Council has marked the anniversary of this resolution annually to reaffirm its commitment to the spirit of the resolution and to highlight progress made in the area of women, peace and security. However, there remain major gaps in implementation and accountability for that implementation. The Security Council has itself not yet instituted a mechanism of accountability to further the implementation of the founding resolution, despite more than a decade of calls from Civil Society.
Key Provisions of SCR 1325:
• Increased participation and representation of women at all levels of decision-making.
• Attention to specific protection needs of women and girls in conflict.
• Gender perspective in post-conflict processes.
• Gender perspective in UN programming, reporting and in SC missions.
• Gender perspective & training in UN peace support operations.
Key Actors responsible for implementation of SCR 1325 include: the Security Council; Member States; UN entities; the Secretary General; and parties to conflict.
Increased participation and representation of women at all levels of decision-making.
Attention to specific protection needs of women and girls in conflict.
Gender perspective in post-conflict processes.
Gender perspective in UN programming, reporting and in SC missions.
Gender perspective & training in UN peace support operations
Key Actors addressed in SCR 1325:
The Security Council; Member States; All Actors (including parties to armed conflict); and the Secretary General.