Security Council Chambers, New York
The Nigerian Presidency of the Security Council convened on 28 October 2011 an open debate on women and peace and security with a specific focus on “ Women’s Participation and Role in Conflict Prevention and Mediation ” to provide a forum for the Security Council, Member States and other stakeholders to review progress made in responding to these and related priorities. The debate was an opportunity to discuss further measures to achieve greater effectiveness in conflict prevention and resolution efforts through the increased participation of women and strengthened capacity to address gender issues in peace processes.
In anticipation of the Open Debate, Member States, civil society and UN entities held side events in October 2011 to exchange knowledge and information related to UNSCR 1325. UN Women, as the system wide coordinator on women and peace and security, compiled a calendar of side events on SCR 1325 for dissemination.
- Presidential Statement S/PRST/2011/20 Statement by the President of the Security Council
- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Remarks
- Press Release : UN Security Council Members Debate Progress and Challenges to Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding
- UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet: Engaging Women in Mediation and Conflict Prevention to Advance Peace and Democracy
- UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security
- Calendar of Side Events
- UN Secretary General Releases Report on Women, Peace and Security
- Women Gear up for Security Council Debate on Conflict Prevention and Mediation
- New Boost for Learning on Security Council Resolutions
- Women, War and Peace section of UN Women website