PeaceWomen attended the session and monitored the statements of the countries that took the floor.
On October 28 2011, the Security Council held its annual Open Debate on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS). 64 statements were made during the open debate, including those made by the Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon
, Head of UN Women and Under-Secretary-General Michelle Bachelet
, representative of ECOSOC, and Ms. Orzala Ashraf
on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (NGOWG). In addition to these speakers and the 15 Council members, 43 other member states or regional bodies made statements.
The theme of the debate was “Women's Participation and Role in Conflict Prevention and Mediation". The annual Secretary-General Report on Women, Peace, and Security (S/2011/598
) provided details on implementation of SCR 1325 over the last year and for the first time included information on a set of global indicators. The Report also contained Good Recommendations (see part V of Report) as well as an outline of the UN Strategic Framework on WPS to guide United Nations' implementation of the resolution up to 2020 and to strengthen UN system accountability (see annex of Report). The closed negotiations of the Council resulted in the adoption of the Presidential Statement S/PRST/2011/20
To view analysis of all statements, please the PeaceWomen website here