Virtual Discussion: The Role of the Armed Forces in the Implementation of UNSCR 1325

21 September 2010

From Tuesday 3 August - Monday 23 August 2010, the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW as part of UN Women), the Swedish National Defence College, and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) hosted a virtual dialogue entitled, “The Role of the Armed Forces in the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325)."

The discussion brought together 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. It aimed to identify the concrete implementation actions that have been taken, including in recruitment policies, training, and how armed forces work to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence.

During the three-week virtual discussion, 115 experts from around the world exchanged experiences and discussed good and bad practices and recommendations for integrating UNSCR 1325 into the policies and practices of the armed forces.

The final summary of the virtual dialogue is now available at: