Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: March 2010

24 February 2010

For March, in which Gabon holds the Security Council Presidency, small arms trafficking will be an area of discussion for the Security Council, and we look forward to the Council's specific engagement on the substantial women, peace and security aspects of this issue.

The Monthly Action Plan (MAP) specifically notes, "The Council should link effective policies and programs that prevent and respond to the illicit trafficking in small arms as an essential component of maintaining and promoting peace and security. This should include supporting the prevention of international arms transfers that have a substantial risk of fuelling patterns of gender-based violence. The Council should also ensure support to local women’s small arms control initiatives through increased capacity-building, provision of resources and funding."

The MAP also provides recommendations on country situations, such as the mandate renewals and reports for Afghanistan and Chad/Central African Republic; and the reporting on Sierra Leone, Haiti, and the situation in Guinea. It recommends ongoing Security Council and Member State support for the recommendations in SCRs 1888 and 1889.

To download the MAP go to:
http://womenpeacesecurity.org/media/pdf-MAP_March2010.pdf

Source:
NGO WG on Women, Peace and Security