The UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Advancing Women’s Leadership and Participation

Monday, 12 March 2018 - 9:00am

On 12 March 2018, on the occasion of the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women, the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism and UN Women organized a panel discussion on the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Advancing Women’s Leadership and Participation.

The panel discussion allowed Member States, United Nations officials, and women civil society leaders to take stock of the progress and challenges in advancing efforts to increase women’s participation and leadership and a gender dimension in countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism. This event took place in advance of the General Assembly’s 6th Review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, which is scheduled to take place in June 2018.

Speakers included Member States, United Nations officials and women civil society leaders:

  • H.E. Mrs. Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations 
  • H.E. Mr. Koro Bessho, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations 
  • Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism 
  • Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General, Executive Director, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women 
  • Ms. Michèle Coninsx, Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate
  • Ms. Fauziya Abdi Ali, President, Women in International Security Kenya, Chair, Sisters Without Borders
  • Ms. Yenny Wahid, Director, The Wahid Institute