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Conflict-related Sexual Violence: Annual Open Debate

Tomorrow (23 April), the Security Council will convene for its annual open debate on conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV), which this year is titled “Preventing conflict-related sexual violence through demilitarization and gender-responsive arms control”. The meeting will be chaired by Maltese Deputy Prime Minister Christopher Fearne. Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Danai Gurira are the expected briefers. A civil society representative is also expected to brief.

Council members that have signed on to the Shared Commitments on WPS—Ecuador, France, Guyana, Japan, Malta, the Republic of Korea, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Switzerland, the UK, and the US—are expected to read a joint statement ahead of the meeting.

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