Women activists would like to see the Holy See (also known as the Vatican) agree with them on the issues of gender equality and women's empowerment. The Holy See is not currently involved in a large-scale conflict or war. It is not a signatory of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and is not ranked on the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). However, this country was one of the first to ratify the Nuclear Ban Treaty. During the 2017 October Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, the Holy See committed to engage women in their efforts aimed at conflict prevention and resolution, peacemaking and peacebuilding in many parts of the world. Support for women peace advocates from the Catholic Church would greatly influence the progress of the WPS Agenda worldwide.