Side events linked to the 13th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000)

PROVISIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS (updated 16 October 2013)


Thursday, 17 October

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. - Breakfast Briefing: UN Women and UNDP initiatives on Women´s Access to Justice in Crisis and Post-Conflict Contexts: Over the past decade, the Security Council has increasingly focused on rule of law and transitional justice. The Council has recognized that without significant investment in rebuilding the rule of law, in the immediate post-conflict stages, cycles of violence underpinned by impunity may continue. In advance of the annual Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, focusing this year on ‘Women, Rule of Law and Transitional Justice’, this breakfast gives an opportunity to learn about UN Women’s and UNDP’s initiatives on Women´s Access to Justice. The meeting presents an occasion to introduce UN Women’s mapping report “Improving Women’s Access to Justice During and After Conflict: Mapping UN Rule of Law Engagement”, which was developed with the support of UNDP. The report makes a number of key recommendations to strengthen the UN’s approach to women’s access to justice in post-conflict situations. Furthermore, and building on the findings of the report, another joint initiative between UN Women and UNDP, ‘Strengthening Women’s Access to Justice in Conflict-affected and Fragile States’, will also be introduced.

Location: Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN

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1:45 – 2:45 p.m. - Women, Peace and Security in Afghanistan: Lunchtime discussion featuring Orzala Ashraf, Afghan scholar and prominent civil society activist, founder of the Youth and Women’s Leadership Centre, and Board Member of Afghan Aid .
Location: Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN

Friday, 18 October

All-day event
UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security
‘Women, Rule of Law and Transitional Justice in Conflict-Affected Situations’

Held yearly, the Open Debate marks an opportunity to reflect on the progress made and to accelerate action on the implementation of the historic Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and related commitments and guiding documents on women and peace and security, one of UN Women’s priority areas of work. This year’s debate will focus on women, rule of law and transitional justice in conflict-affected situations.

Watch the webcast of the Open Debate here »

Location: Security Council Chamber

Monday, 21 October

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Accountability – an essential element of the WPS Agenda.  The next event in the Lecture Series on Women, Peace and Security co-organized by the Mission of Liechtenstein, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) PeaceWomen Programme, and the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination featuring Ms. Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Location: Conference Room 7 (NLB)

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Wednesday, 30 October

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Taking UNSCR 1325 to the next level: Gender, Peace and Security - mainstreaming, masculinities and movements. The event will provide new ideas and insights for effective implementation of UNSCR 1325, highlighting the need for holistic gender perspective. This includes addressing masculinities and the role of men in gender, peace and security.

Location: Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the UN

Thursday, 31 October

1:15 – 2:45 p.m. – The Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders will present the findings and recommendations of the 2013 Civil Society Monitoring Report on the Implementation of SCR1325.

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5 – 7 November

Global Technical Review Meeting: Building accountability for national and regional implementation of Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security: In his 2012 report to the UN Security Council, the Secretary-General requested UN Women, in partnership with United Nations entities, member states and civil society, to conduct a review of national implementation of commitments on women, peace and security. To date, 43 National Action Plans (NAPs) have been adopted globally.  A range of methodologies have been employed globally to advance national and regional implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. The A global review meeting will be organized to ‘take stock’ of current approaches on the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda as well as invigorate and galvanize increased implementation at international, national and regional levels.

Location: Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Centre, Glen Cove, New York, USA