Asia-Pacific Regional Symposium on National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), unanimously adopted in October 2000, stressed the importance of the equal participation and full involvement of women in all e orts to maintain and promote peace and security. In the years since, seven additional resolutions on women, peace and security (WPS) have been adopted.

That created a robust framework for implementing the WPS agenda and reinforced global commitments, treaties and conventions on women’s rights, including the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

To deliver these commitments at the national level, the United Nations has encouraged Member States to adopt National Action Plans on WPS (NAPs- WPS) to implement the resolutions and monitor the progress of the WPS agenda. As of October 2016, 64 countries had adopted NAPs-WPS, including nine in the Asia-Paci c region. Several other coun- tries in the region are currently developing NAPs- WPS.

From 11 to 13 July 2016, UN Women and the Gov- ernment of Japan jointly convened an Asia-Paci c Regional Symposium on National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants included people from 17 countries and over 80 experts including representatives of region- al governments, Ministers and senior Parliamentari- ans, leading academics, and civil society members, as well as representatives of United Nations agencies. The aim was to lay the groundwork for implementation of all stages of the NAP-WPS cycle and to consider measures to ensure that NAPs-WPS actually bene t women a ected by con ict.

Sumber, Women and peace Indonesia 

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