Last month's Open Debate, on UN Peacekeeping Operations took place on the 26th of August 2011
On August 26, 2011 the United Nations Security Council (SC) held an open debate on UN global peacekeeping operations, with statements focusing on the usual themes of the importance of strengthening cooperation and partnership between the Security Council, Secretariat and Police and Troop contributing countries (PCC, TCC); increasing links between peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts; and resources.
With much of the debate focused on technical matters, references to women and gender perspective were seldom heard, with only 5 statements - France, Brazil, Germany, Portugal and the Philippines – out of 48 making explicit reference to gender. All 5 references were brief in nature and linked primarily with the broader theme of protection of civilians.
Please check our website for a full analysis of these debates, on our Security Council Monitor.
Security Council Report Debate Watch by Dominique Lardner
Under Security Council Monitor, we have created a new sub-section "About Women, Peace and Security agenda in the Security Council" to provide some further background information.