High-level launch of the second programming round of the Elsie Initiative Fund for Uniformed Women in Peace Operations

The Elsie Initiative Fund for Uniformed Women in Peace Operations (EIF) is launching its second programming round on 28 April 2021, with a high-level virtual event. Member States that have received funding in the first programming round, and new contributors to the EIF, will discuss the important and innovative work of the EIF. The event will also review progress in the deployment of uniformed women in peace operations and showcase Member States’ progress and good practices.
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Event type: Launch events

Start date: 28 April 2021 | Start time: 11:00 UTC-04:00
End date: 28 April 2021 | End time: 12:30 UTC-04:00

Location: Online, Zoom

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This event, co-hosted with Canada, will launch the Elsie Initiative Fund’s second programming round and formally announce the recipients of the first programming round.

The event will also include a panel discussion with Member States who received funding in the first programming round and two award-winning women peacekeepers—military and police. Member States, who are either new contributors to the Fund or who have made additional contributions to the Fund following its launch on 28 March 2019, have also been invited.

The event aims to focus on the important and innovative work of the Elsie Initiative Fund, as well as the broader progress of the deployment of uniformed women in United Nations peace operations, and showcase Member States’ progress and good practices.

Sponsored by: Headquarters Offices, Global Affairs Canada

More information:
  • Contact person: Deborah Warren-Smith, deborah.warren-smith[at]unwomen.org