International: Virtual Discussion on the Role of the Armed Forces in the Implementation of UNSCR1325

05 August 2010

The United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW as part of UN Women), the Swedish National Defence College, and the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) are pleased to announce the launching of a three-week virtual dialogue “The Role of the Armed Forces in the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UN SCR 1325)”.

UN-INSTRAW, the Swedish National Defence College, and UN DPKO ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A VIRTUAL DISCUSSION ON THE ROLE OF the ARMED FORCES in the IMPLEMENTATION OF UN SCR 1325

3 August – 24 August 2010

The discussion aims to highlight existing efforts and to strengthen the analysis and replication of good practices. Additionally, the discussion seeks to foster the dynamic exchange of experiences and information between armed forces personnel, civil society, peacekeeping personnel, academics, policy-makers, and members of INGOs with expertise, working experience or a general interest in the role of the armed forces in implementing UNSCR 1325.

UN-INSTRAW, the Swedish National Defence College, and DPKO will facilitate the discussion to identify the UNSCR 1325 implementation measures already being taken by the armed forces and what impact these measures have yielded. The discussion will be divided into three thematic weeks:

WEEK 1
Existing initiatives on UNSCR 1325 within the armed forces

WEEK 2
Measuring the impact of actions taken by the armed forces to implement UNSCR 1325

WEEK 3
Current challenges in the role of the armed forces in UNSCR 1325 implementation and recommendations

Logistics: The discussion will be held in English (contribution of resources in Spanish and French is encouraged) on the UN-INSTRAW Virtual Dialogue Forum.

To register, please visit: http://www.un-instraw.org/1325vd2/

For Additional Information: Please review the Guide to Online Virtual Discussions, or contact scr1325cop@un-instraw.org

Spread the News: Please circulate this invitation to colleagues that may be interested in participating.

Source:
UN-INSTRAW