UN Security Council open debate on women, peace, and security (2021)

​Under the presidency of the Government of Kenya, the UN Security Council will convene its annual “Open debate on Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security”. The meeting is an opportunity for Member States to demonstrate the political will to reverse the upward trajectory of military spending and invest more on human security to fully address the challenges and gaps across all areas of the women, peace, and security agenda. Full details ▼
Event type: Conferences, meetings, symposiums
Start date: 21 October 2021 | Start time: 10:00 UTC -04:00
End date: 21 October 2021 | End time: 13:00 UTC -04:00
Location: UN Headquarters, New York, NY, United States, 10017

Event description

Under the presidency of the Government of Kenya, the UN Security Council will convene its annual “Open debate on Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security”. The meeting is an opportunity for Member States to demonstrate the political will to reverse the upward trajectory of military spending and invest more on human security to fully address the challenges and gaps across all areas of the women, peace, and security agenda.

The Security Council will be briefed by:

  • António Guterres, UN Secretary-General;
  • Sima Bahous, UN Women Executive Director; and
  • Celia Umenza, Colombian indigenous environmental activist.

The open debate will be webcast live on UN Web TV.