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Taskforce on Women, Peace and Security

2008-2009 UN System-wide action plan for the implementation of resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security

The Report of the Secretary-General on women, peace and security (S/2006/770) noted that “beyond 2007, the Action Plan would need to be reconceptualized in order to transform it into a results-based programming, monitoring and reporting tool” ( para 43). OSAGI in collaboration with the Inter-Agency Task Force on Women, Peace and Security initiated work on reformulating the reporting template for the UN system-wide action plan for the implementation of resolution 1325. The objective was to develop a results-based framework for the Action Plan and set in motion a dynamic process that would provide feedback throughout the full programme cycle: planning, programming, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation. In addition, a new format of the reporting template allows for electronic processing of the information received; thus it starts the process of establishment of an information and knowledge management system.

The new reporting template consists of three sections as follows:

A: Identification of the initiative;
B: Initiative results statements and indicators;
C: About the initiative.

Section A requests information on actions to be taken or to be performed through which the UN entities intend to produce specific outputs. In this section, entities are requested to provide: 1) a brief title of the initiative; 2) a short narrative description; 3) information on main partners; and 4) an indication as to which of the five thematic areas(s) the initiative addresses.  The five thematic areas are: Prevention; Participation; Protection; Relief and Recovery; and Normative.

In Section B a Results-Based Management (RBM) framework has been developed to provide information on:
- expected accomplishments, results from the completion of planned initiatives and how  they will contribute to advancing one of the five thematic areas;    
- qualitative or quantitative indicators of output/expected achievement to verify the changes produced by the initiative relative to what has been planned ;
- baseline data against which progress can be measured.

Section C requests more specific information on the initiative, when, and where the initiative would be implemented and, especially how. Seven cross-cutting categories, namely, policy development, capacity development, training, guidelines/manuals and advocacy were identified as the main areas in which UN entities are working.

At this stage you can browse the summary information on 2008-2009 Action Plan by:

Thematic area – all activities of United Nations entities under the updated Action plan were consolidated into five thematic areas: prevention, protection, participation, relief & recovery and normative; ( For details, please see the Secretary- General Report on Women, Peace and Security, S/2007/567 )

UN entity – if you would like to focus on a particular UN entity’s contribution into each thematic area

Individual responses of UN entities in accordance with the new reporting template

Department of Political Affairs (DPA): Part 1 Part 2 Part3
Department of Public Information (DPI)
Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)
Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA)
Office of Legal Affairs (OLA)
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS)
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (OSRSG/CAAC)
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM): Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC)
World Food Programme (WFP)
World Health Organization (WHO)



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