Two new reports from The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre - UN SCR 1820 and women in peace operations

05 February 2010

The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre has released 2 new reports on UN SCR 1820, and women in peace operations.

Roundtable Report: UN SCR 1820 – A Roundtable Discussion with Female UN Police Officers deployed in Peacekeeping Operations held in New York, August 2009
On 6 August 2009, the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC), in conjunction with the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations and the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UN DPKO) organized a half-day open roundtable entitled UNSCR 1820: A Roundtable Discussion with Female UN Police Officers Deployed in Peacekeeping Operations. The roundtable brought together representatives from a variety of Permanent Missions to the United Nations, UN DPKO, NGOs, academics and other interested members of civil society.

Seminar Report: Women in Peace Operations held in Lusaka, Zambia, October 2009
On 12-13 October 2009 the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC) hosted a Women in Peace Operations Seminar in Lusaka, Zambia. Twenty-seven police officers (7 men and 20 women) from six Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries (Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zambia) took part in the Seminar.

Immediately following the Seminar, on October 14 and 15, the PPC organized an all-women Capacity Building Workshop. This 2-day workshop addressed the issue of gender mainstreaming within complex peace operations and was specifically targeted for the women police officers that participated in the Seminar. The Seminar and Workshop were made possible with funding from the Federal Republic of Germany, Foreign Office.

The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre

Original Document:
Roundtable Report_Women in POs_NYC Aug 09.pdf (228362 bytes)
Seminar Report_Women in POs_Zambia Oct 09.pdf (5568552 bytes)