The Security Council met on February 10 S/PV.7108 to discuss the recent report of the Security-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) (S/2014/68) and to receive a briefing from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of UNMIK. The Council also heard statements from Serbian and Kosovo, followed by statements from Member States. The Council welcomed the current progress in implementing the agreement between Serbia and Kosovo signed 19 April 2013, and discussed continued challenges in implementation.
There is one reference to women, peace, and security referenced by the permanent representative of Chile, calling for women’s participation in all decision-making processes which include domestic efforts to finalize Kosovo’s NAP on 1325, and efforts to finalize a new draft law on gender. Rwanda urged Kosovo to fully translate these efforts.
The meeting missed several opportunities to discuss women, peace and security issues. Greater references to women’s participation in decision-making processes; the ongoing mediation process in northern Kosovo, and inter-community reconciliation initiatives, as well as in regards to women’s protection, including impunity for crimes of sexual violence, protection of victims and witnesses remain missing from the resolution.