UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, October 2009

25 September 2009

Viet Nam is current President of the UN Security Council and will convene an Open Debate on “Responding to the needs of women and girls in post-conflict situations for sustainable peace and security” on 5 October 2009.

This is to provide a forum for the Security Council, Member States and other organizations to review the implementation of Resolution 1325(2000) and related documents and discuss further measures to respond to the needs of women and girls in post-conflict situations with a view to enhancing their participation and involvement in peace processes, thus contributing to the maintenance of peace and security. The open debate will be presided over by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Pham Gia Khiem.

Viet Nam has invited the Security Council, Member States and other organizations to exchange and discuss the following:

Review of the implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000) and related documents;
Evaluation of the impacts of conflicts on women and girls and assessment of their needs in post-conflict situations;
Identification of ways and means to promote and sustain women’s role in post-conflict reconstruction and reintegration, election, justice, security sector reforms; and women’s participation in nation-building, governance and policy-making bodies for socio-economic development, especially those for policies benefiting women and girls;
Coordinated and coherent support by the UN system for national capacity development initiatives in addressing the security, recovery and development needs of women and girls in post-conflict situations, with due respect for local particularities;
Role of Member States in ensuring women’s empowerment, both political and economic, protection of women and girls’ rights, and measures to promote women’s participation in all post-conflict activities and gender mainstreaming in post-conflict strategies.
Preparations for the 10th anniversary of Resolution 1325.

Source:
NGO WG on Women Peace and Security