From Recovery to Transition: Women, the Untapped Resource

Tuesday, July 1, 2003
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

This special edition of the ESSENTIALS is the result of a joint UNDP/UNIFEM workshop held on 28 October 2002 in New York, that brought UN
field officers from conflict areas worldwide together with civil society representatives to discuss experiences and strategies for ensuring that gender perspectives are integrated into recovery and reconstruction efforts. The meeting commemorated the second anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (October 2000), the Security Council's first ever resolution to recognize the complex and diverse issues pertaining to women in war. The Resolution calls upon all actors to ensure the inclusion of women in peace processes and the integration of gender issues in all aspects of conflict prevention and peace building and reconstruction.

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