Peace Fair 777 UN Plaza (second floor), (Corner 1st Ave & 44thSt), New York City.
October 25th - 29th is the Peace Fair (all day, each day; open to all). There will be many women's groups and civil society represented, and a variety of different events. The PeaceFair is a Civil Society commemoration of the 10th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
The launch on the 25th will feature:
Peace Fair Co-Sponsors:
GLOBAL NETWORK OF WOMEN PEACEBUILDERS; INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY ACTION NETWORK; UNITED METHODIST WOMEN; HAGUE APPEAL FOR PEACE; PEACEWOMEN.ORG; PEACE WOMEN ACROSS THE GLOBE
CENTRO DE EDUCACION E INVESTIGACION POR LA PAZ
Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Program and former Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Amb. Anwarul Chowdhury, former Ambassador to the UN, who was President of the Security Council in March 2000, issued the press release that moved the idea of a resolution on women peace and security forward;
Andrei Abramov, Chief of the NGO Branch of the UN Dept for Economic and Social Affairs. In 2000 he was special assistant to Angela King, the Special Adviser of the Secretary General on gender issues, and was given the draft resolution as prepared by civil society and UNIFEM to edit for Security Council consideration the following day. The rest is history.
A real time cyber dialogue with women from conflict and post conflict countries who have used 1325 in organizing.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Peace Fair, please contact Michelle Reyf (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are excited to meet and work with peace women in NYC!
Save the Date: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010: 3:00pm – 4:30pm. WILPF and PeaceWomen will be presenting a panel on the subject of conflict prevention, women's participation, and disarmament.
Annie Matundu Mbambi (Chair of WILPF-DRC); Theresa deLangis (former Women, Peace and Governance, UNIFEM-Afghanistan); and Madeleine Rees (WILPF Secretary-General).
Save the Date: On the afternoon of the 21st October, Switzerland and Liechtenstein will co-host an event on “From the Field to the UN Security Council: Evidence-Based Recommendations for Improving Women, Peace and Security Implementation”. This event will bring together experts from the field and from the policy arena in New York to discuss recent research and policy options to improve implementation of the Security Council's resolutions on Women, Peace and Security.
Discussion will include:
- Global Action's recent research and recommendations on what has worked in field and where challenges still remain, specifically focused on options for policy makers, as discussed in “Promoting Women's Participation in Conflict & Post-Conflict Societies”
- PeaceWomen/WILPF's analysis on how the Security Council's country resolutions (2000 to 2010) have reflected the language and intent of SCR 1325
- The NGOWG on Women, Peace and Security's recent findings on the Security Council's action on Women, Peace and Security from November 2009-September 2010
The NGOWG and PeaceWomen would like to thank the governments of Switzerland and Liechtenstein for generously supporting their research.