Global Review

Global Reviews provide an opportunity to facilitate learning and spinning up of good practices, refocus attention, and renew commitments on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. These can provide opportunities for cross-learning and good practice exchange, and highlight key gaps and opportunities in implementation.

WILPF's WPS Programme monitors and participates in Global and National Reviews. As part of our National Action Plan Initiative, we provide government, international, and civil society shadow reports that monitor and evaluate action plans.  

2015 High Level Review

In October 2015, the Security Council held a High-Level Review of Women, Peace and Security Agenda on the 15th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR)1325. The Review included a Security Council debate on October 13th and an independent Global Study launched October 14th, 2015. The Review presents a critical opportunity to increase women’s meaningful participation and rights in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. We must be self-critical about the hype around the milestones, and take active steps to not just get caught up in the memories, but to take the next step and leverage these milestones toward action on translating commitments to accomplishments.

The purpose of the Review was to assess progress at the global, regional and national levels in implementing Resolution 1325 (2000), renew commitments, and address obstacles that have emerged. There were many actions, initiatives and events to mark the 15th Anniversary happening around the world.

Read more about the 2015 High-Level Review here>>


2013 Global Review

From the 5th until the 7th of November 2013 UN Women Held A Global Review on Building Accountability for National and Regional Implementation of Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security in New York, New York.

The overall aim of the meeting was to review current approaches as well as invigorate and generate momentum for scaling up good practices and applying more effective strategies for implementation of the Women, Peace and Security resolutions on both the national and regional levels. The specific objectives of the meeting were to:

  • Identify and inspire innovative methodologies to advance national and regional implementation strategies;
  • Document and share lessons learned and best practices on the development and implementation of strategies such as National Action Plans;
  • Identify ways to address existing challenges such as development of monitoring procedures, indicators, and sustainable financing mechanisms;
  • Develop recommendations for future directions to accelerate national and regional implementation

The meeting assembled details on innovative approaches for consideration by the Member States in their national strategies.


Download flyer here>>

The Final Report can be found here>>

The Final Background paper can be found here>>

The Financing and Funding paper can be found here>>

The Localization Background paper can be found here>>

National and Regional Implementation of Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security: Background Paper for Global Review Meeting

The objective of this background paper is to provide a conceptual and analytical framework for the Global Review Meeting (5-7 November 2013) on the national and regional implementation of WPS resolutions. The overall aim of the Global Review is to ‘take stock’ of current approaches to the implementation of the WPS Agenda and to inspire increased implementation on the national, regional and international levels. Read the paper here>>

Global Technical Review Meeting: Building Accountability for Implementation of Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security: Final Report

This report details the key findings and recommendations of the Global Review. Read the report here>>

Working Paper: Implementing Locally, Inspiring Globally: Localizing UNSCR 1325 in Colombia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Uganda

The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) offers a new approach to finding effective ways to implement UNSCR 1325 and supporting resolutions. The Localization program of GNWP, which directly engages local authorities, traditional leaders and local women in the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and 1820 in local communities, complements the efforts of governments, civil society and other national actors and ensures that WPS resolutions—and National Action Plans (NAPs)—are owned and carried out at the local level. It is a people-based, bottom-up approach to policy-making that goes beyond the local adoption of a law, as it guarantees the alignment and harmonization of local, national, regional and international policies and community-driven strategies to ensure local ownership, participation and links among local communities, civil society organizations and government. It is not designed to increase bureaucratic functions or add more work for local officials. Rather, the program allows local communities to analyze their everyday government functions and policies to see what is promoting or hindering the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and 1820. In this way, the Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820 program creates channels for better coordination, cooperation and coherence among national and local stakeholders in the work around the WPS resolutions. Read the paper here>>