BREAKOUT SESSION 2
“Strengthening the Leadership, Inclusivity and Visibility of Women
in Sustaining Peace Process”
15:00-17:00, 19 November, Monday, United Nations Headquarters Conference Room 12
It is a truism that when women are included in peace processes, peace lasts longer. This includes the signing of peace agreements, and efforts to build equal and fairer societies in post-conflict settings. Since the adoption of United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), a great amount of progress has been made in recognizing the importance of women’s leadership and meaningful participation in conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding. In its twin resolutions on the review of the peacebuilding architecture, the General Assembly (70/262) and Security Council (2282)(2016) underscored the importance of women’s leadership and participation in conflict prevention, resolution and peace building. However, the number of women in decision-making positions remains relatively small. The breakout session will focus on sharing good practices, identifying gaps and establishing partnerships for improving women’s inclusion and leadership in peace processes.
SPEAKERS AND MODERATOR
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