22 December 2015
As UN Resolution 1325 celebrates its 15th anniversary, it is time to take stock of its progress and challenges. On one central theme of the resolution, gender and peacekeeping, there is a need for more systematic knowledge about how we can create a more equal peace for men and women, and how we can ensure a more gender-aware implementation.
On October 13, 2015, the United Nations Security Council held its yearly Open Debate on Resolution 1325, the first thematic resolution on Women, Peace and Security. The day-long row of statements did indeed contain all the correct rhetoric on a wide array of topics and processes, which today have grown into a very broad agenda.
To take stock of developments, the Open Debate was preceded by an ambitious Global Study. In parallel, the report from the High Level Panel on Peace Operations complemented the debate. In fact, given the vast amount of information available, it can be difficult to keep track of ongoing developments, even if we limit ourselves to the area of peace operations.
… Louise Olsson is Head of Research and Policy on Gender, Peace and Security at the Folke Bernadotte Academy in Sweden. Theodora-Ismene Gizelis is a professor in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. They contributed this to RSIS Commentary in conjunction with the joint event organised by the RSIS’ Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Programme and the Swedish Embassy in Singapore to mark the 15th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
NTS Centre / Online
Last updated on 23/12/2015