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National Action Plan: Slovenia

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[On 15 November 2018 the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the second National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of UNSCR on women, peace and security, for the period of three years (2018-2020). The updated NAP is only current available in Slovenian. Stay tuned for our analysis!] 

Slovenia launched its NAP in 2010 for the period 2010-2015. As of November 2016, no new NAP has been released. The development of the NAP was led by a working group made up of relevant ministries. The Slovenian NAP clearly identifies responsible implementing agencies for each activity and even sometimes identifies parties responsible for the coordination of activities when there is more than one implementing party. Moreover, the Slovenian NAP closely resembles the Swiss NAP by making a distinction between three levels of commitment: political, operational, and human resources. A unique feature of the Slovenian action matrix is that it includes a column for status, which elaborates on actions that Slovenian has already taken in certain areas.

Slovenia does not have a recent history of conflict, but aspires for an increased role in international missions.  Thus, it describes its intention: “With the aim of enhancing the participation of Slovenia in international operations and missions, the Government adopted, on 12 November 2009, a Strategy of Participation of the Republic of Slovenia in International Operations and Missions, defining a framework for decision-making on participation and identifying a range of capacities for its implementation. Article 31 of the Strategy stipulates that a national plan for enhancing women's role in matters of peace and security in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820 be prepared” (p. 2).

Despite the positive elements in the NAP, it does not address the issue of disarmament. It also does not provide a specific budget for the implementation of its objectives.

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Slovenia analysis: Miller, Pournik, Swaine

WILPF
WILPF International does not have a country section in Slovenia and therefore was not involved in the development process of Slovenia's NAP.
Civil Society Actors

NAP Development

The working group also cooperated with representatives of ministries, governmental offices and civil society.

NAP Implementation Not specific mention but it says that the government will work with NGOs in the implementation of some goals. For example, the Government will foster cooperation with national and international research institutions and non-governmental organisations with a view to encouraging the mainstreaming of a gender perspective into their studies and projects on the conflict prevention and resolution and on maintaining peace and peace-building. (within Objective 1)

NAP Monitoring and Evaluation

Not specified

Government Actors

NAP Development

Working group was set up consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Health and the Office of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Equal Opportunities. The working group also cooperated with representatives of other ministries, governmental offices and civil society.

NAP Implementation

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Public Administration, and the Government Office for Equal Opportunities are the key implementing institutions

NAP Monitoring and Evaluation

For successful implementation of the NAP and assessment of its effectiveness, the Interministerial Working Commission on Human Rights will review the Action Plan every two years and, if necessary, suggest to the Government appropriate amendments and additional activities.

Objectives

The main objectives of the NAP of the Republic of Slovenia for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 are:

  • Gender mainstreaming into policies for conflict prevention and resolution and into decision-making and implementation processes, and strengthening of the role of local women in conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction 
  • Increased participation of women in international peace operations and missions and in peace-building
  • Prevention of sexual violence against girls and women and their protection during and after armed conflicts.
Action/Activities
Activities are listed under each objective, with details regarding the actors, status, goal and timeframe. Example taken from NAP under Objective 1: “Gender mainstreaming into policies for conflict prevention and resolution and into decision-making and action-taking processes, and strengthening of the role of local women in conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction of crisis areas” Activity: Stress the need to increase the number of special advisers on women's rights in the UN, EU and other regional organisations’ field missions within the funds available to individual mission. Responsibility: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Status: New task Objective: Increase the number of special advisers on women's rights in the UN, EU and other regional organisations’ field missions within the funds available to individual missions. First Reporting: End of 2012
Timeframe
The general time frame for Slovenia's NAP implementation is from 2010 to 2015; besides, the activities mentioned in the document which have specific time on first reporting years.
Budget
Not specified
Indicators

Indicators are only mentioned as objectives; however there are not measurable ones. Example taken from Objective 2: “Increased participation of women in international peace operations and missions and peace-building”

Objectives Increase the involvement of women in international operations and missions within the UN, NATO, EU and OSCE. Establish quotas for civil experts in various expert fields. Strengthen, within the scope of the budget, project cooperation with non-governmental organisations.

Monitoring & Evaluation
For successful implementation of the NAP and assessment of its effectiveness, the Inter-ministerial Working Commission on Human Rights will review the Action Plan every two years and, if necessary, suggest to the Government appropriate amendments and additional activities.
Disarmament
Not specified