LITHUANIA'S SUPPORT FOR WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE SECURITY COUNCIL
Lithuania's stated priorities as an elected member of the Security Council include the consolidation of the rule of law, conflict prevention, the protection of civilians, especially women and children in armed conflict, and respect for the norms of international humanitarian law. Lithuania will also aim to actively contribute to combating sexual violence as a weapon of war and will address cyber security and natural resource-related security and conflict challenges.
Lithuania's relevant international commitments include: Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Ratified 12 May 2003); Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) (Acceded 18 January 1994); Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (Ratified 5 August 2004); National Action Plan on SCR 1325 (2000) (28 December 2011).
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