The annual United Nations Security Council (UNSC) open debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) will be convened on 29 October 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This year marks the 19th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR1325) and the creation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Held under the UNSC Presidency of South Africa, this year's WPS debate will review the Secretary-General’s most recent report on Women, Peace and Security, and will focus on WPS accountability. The Secretary-General, a representative from UN Women, and a civil society representative may brief. The debate will be an opportunity for representatives of Member States, Observer States and regional organisations to assess their progress in implementing the WPS Agenda as well as make new commitments towards advancing WPS at local, national and regional levels. An outcome is also under consideration.
During UNSCR 1325 + 19 week, women will come together from all over the world to New York to present progress made and remaining challenges to the implementation of the WPS Agenda. The Women's International Leauge for Peace and Freedom will facilitate an international delegation of women peacebuilders and human rights defenders from Afghanistan, Colombia, Syria, and the Korean penninsula to participate in discussions across the week. WILPF will also be covering the discussions and will share information as it develops on this platform.
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