The Role of the Armed Forces in the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325)
E-Discussion, worldwide, 3 August - 24 August 2010
Host / Sponsor: UN-INSTRAW, the Swedish National Defence College, and UN DPKO
The United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW as part of UN Women), the Swedish National Defence College, and the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) are pleased to announce the launching of a three-week virtual dialogue “The Role of the Armed Forces in the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325)”. The discussion aims to highlight existing efforts and to strengthen the analysis and replication of good practices. Additionally, the discussion seeks to foster the dynamic exchange of experiences and information between armed forces personnel, civil society, peacekeeping personnel, academics, policy-makers, and members of INGOs with expertise, working experience or a general interest in the role of the armed forces in implementing UNSCR 1325.
UN-INSTRAW, the Swedish National Defence College, and DPKO will facilitate the discussion to identify the UNSCR 1325 implementation measures already being taken by the armed forces and what impact these measures have yielded. The discussion will be divided into three thematic weeks:
WEEK 1 Existing initiatives on UNSCR 1325 within the armed forces
WEEK 2 Measuring the impact of actions taken by the armed forces to implement UNSCR 1325
WEEK 3 Continuing challenges, good practices and lessons learned in the armed forces in UNSCR 1325 implementation and recommendations
Logistics: The discussion will be held in English (contribution of resources in Spanish and French is encouraged) on the UN-INSTRAW Virtual Dialogue Forum.
To participate, please visit: http://www.un-instraw.org/1325vd2/
Young Women’s Forum at the World Youth Conference 2010
Mexico – Poliforum León, León, Guanajuato State, 24 August 2010
Host / Sponsor: UNIFEM
UNIFEM is organizing a Young Women’s Forum (YWF) on 24 August 2010 from 10:30 to 19:30, during the Global Interactive Forum at the 5th World Youth Conference taking place in Leon, Mexico, on 23–27 August 2010.
The objective of the forum is to create a space for discussing the potential of young women as agents of change in accelerating their human rights and empowerment, so that they can better contribute to the development of their societies.
- In particular, the YWF will raise awareness and strengthen capacities to enhance young women’s participation in:
the prevention and response to HIV and AIDS;
- the eradication of gender-based violence;
- the construction of peace, governance and development, according to international standards; and
the achievement of the Millennium Develoment Goals (MDGs).
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UNIFEM Essay and Photo Contest: Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights — From National Commitments to Real Change
International – Pacific Island countries, now through 3 September 2010
Host / Sponsor: UNIFEM
As part of CEDAW's 30th Anniversary and International Women's Day, UNIFEM is holding an essay and photo contest from 8 March to 2 September in the Pacific region. The theme of the contest is "Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights — From National Commitments to Real Change."
Contest participants are asked to tell the story of how women's lives have changed or not changed in their country or community in photos or an essay.
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