Women, Peace & Security

In the News: Tuesday, 06 October 2020

Virtual Global Alliance Annual Meeting 2020

Source: PRIO

For its first annual meeting, the Global Alliance of regional women mediator networks is inviting its members, partners and the public to reflect and share insights on the future of Women, Peace and Security in mediation. The discussions will tackle key trends shaping the next 20 years of the landmark resolution.

The opening session of the annual meeting will include a video greeting from Nordic Women Mediators-Norway member Kristin Lund, Practitioner in Residence at PRIO.

‚ÄčThe Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks was launched on 26 September 2020. The launch was a side event at the High-Level Opening Week of the United Nations General Assembly 74 (UNGA 74). The PRIO GPS Centre and NOREF  are operational partners to the Nordic Women Mediators-Norway network and played a central role in the launch of the Global Alliance in 2019.

Find out more here.

Statement by H.E. Amb. Smail Chergui On the Occasion of the PSC Open Session on Women Peace and Security, 5 October 2020

Source: AU Department of Peace and Security

Your Excellencies,

Distinguished guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I wish to thank the Chair of the Council for the month of October 2020, Amb. (—-) for convening this open session on Women in Peace and Security, especially at this important juncture. We are not only celebrating the 20th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325 and the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Platform of Action, but also concretely looking ahead at the future of the WPS Agenda and how to further strengthen the critical role that women play towards advancing Peace and Security on the Continent.

Read the full statement here.