Monthly Action Points for the UN Security Council: December 2013

12 December 2013

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the December 2013 version of its Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council. For December, in which France has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Golan Heights, Somalia, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations for ongoing implementation of women, peace and security.

The Working Group will soon be releasing its annual report monitoring and analysing the work of the UN Security Council on women, peace and security. Specifically, it evaluates the degree to which reports, meetings, presidential statements, and resolutions meet the substantive obligations and commitments of this agenda. The findings remain clear: while there has been development in policy and normative frameworks on women, peace and security, deployment of this knowledge and subsequent necessary action has been inconsistent. To redress this situation, it is of fundamental importance that the Council address the full scope of these issues in the full range of its daily work, in all reviews of reports, in all meetings, and in all resolutions and presidential statements.

To read the MAP, please go to:

NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security