Dakar Declaration on UN SCR 1325 for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

18 November 2010

On 17 September 2010, the Dakar Declaration on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and its related regional plan of action for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) were adopted in Dakar at a Regional Forum entitled “Women Count for Peace”.

For three days participants took stock of the implementation of resolution 1325 in the Member States and devoted particular attention on the challenges as well as the perspectives of the resolution in the area of participation, protection, prevention and relief and recovery. The forum adopted the ECOWAS Plan of Action for the implementation of UN SCR 1325 in West Africa.

The implementation of the ECOWAS Plan of Action will be coordinated by ECOWAS through its Gender Development Centre while the Network on Peace and Security for Women in the ECOWAS Region (NOPSWECO) will serve as the coordinating body for Civil Society Organisations in West Africa.

An entity comprising West African Ministers in charge Women Affairs and Gender, ECOWAS, MRU, the African Union and United Nations will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the Plan of Action.


Original Document:
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