In its presidential statement of 26 October 2006 on women and peace and security (S/PRST/2006/42), the Security Council welcomed the first follow-up report of the Secretary-General (S/2006/770) on the United Nations System-wide Action Plan1 for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) across the United Nations system. The Action Plan, covering the period 2005-2007, was mandated by the Council in its presidential statement of 28 October 2004 (S/PRST/2004/40). It constituted the first attempt by the United Nations system to develop a holistic and coherent United Nations strategy for the implementation of resolution 1325 (2000). The first implementation review of the Action Plan was held in 2006. It noted that while the United Nations system had made commendable efforts and significant progress in many areas of the Plan had been achieved, much more remained to be done to overcome institutional and organizational challenges. The development of essential elements, such as baseline data, performance indicators and timelines as effective tools for measuring performance, was required.