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Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000)


Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), unanimously adopted in October 2000, sets out a policy framework for women, peace and security. As a resolution of the Security Council, it is binding on all Member States of the United Nations. This resolution is a critical instrument that governments and civil society can utilize to strengthen women’s rights in conflict and post-conflict situations, and to address gender issues in peace and security.  In keeping with the spirit and objectives of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), the Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI), through the generous sponsorship of Norway, carried out a project to strengthen the implementation of the resolution at the regional and national levels through awareness-raising and capacity building.

As part of that project, OSAGI  in close collaboration with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), organized two High-Level Policy Dialogues (HLPD) on the National Implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000). The first dialogue focused on the situation in Latin America and the Caribbean and took place in November 2007 in Santiago, Chile.  The second focused on Africa and took place in February 2008 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Participants from more than 40 countries came from Ministries of Defence, Foreign Affairs, Justice and Women/Gender, as well as from parliaments.

These dialogues proved that while each country had its own particular issues, concerns and cultural traditions, they shared the goals and requirements of implementing resolution 1325 (2000).  Therefore, measures taken by some to implement the resolution, including the development of national action plans, could serve as good practice examples for others.

This CD-ROM, produced by OSAGI, provides easy access to the full texts of the regional needs assessment reports and the final reports of the two HLPDs, as well as relevant background documents. The documents are available in English, French and Spanish.

It is my hope that this CD-ROM will prove useful to all those working towards the full implementation of Security Council resolution 1325.

Rachel Mayanja
Assistant Secretary-General
Special Adviser for Gender Issues
and Advancement of Women

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