Germany will preside over the Council in September. Germany's stated priorities as an elected member of the Security Council include the situation in Afghanistan; its chairmanship of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict and the Al Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Committees; Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; and the environment and climate change.
An open debate on children and armed conflict is scheduled for the 19th of September. PeaceWomen will be taking a close interest in this debate, in particular the attention to the differential gendered impacts for girls and young women during and after armed conflict. As usual, PeaceWomen will provide analysis via Debate Watch section of the PeaceWomen website.
As the NGO Working Group (which WILPF is a member of) advocates, the Security Council must ensure in its daily work that all country reports and mandate renewals evaluate the level of protection and promotion of women's human rights, as per SCR1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960.