Women, Peace and Security

  • October 2021

    Women, Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Security Council is scheduled to hold its annual open debate on women, peace and security. 

  • This afternoon (28 September), the Security Council will convene for a briefing on Somalia which will focus on women, peace and security. Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed will brief on her 12 September visit to Somalia to promote increased women’s...

  • Tomorrow (28 July), Security Council members will hold a virtual Arria-formula meeting on “preventing terrorism and violent extremism through tackling gender stereotypes, masculinities, and structural gender inequality”. The meeting is being organised by Mexico in cooperation with Estonia, Norway, the...

  • Tomorrow afternoon (2 June), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “strengthening an integrated approach to peace and security in the Sahel through a gendered lens”. The Group of Friends of Women of the Sahel will be launched...

  • Tomorrow morning (14 April), the Security Council will hold its annual open debate on conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) in an open videoconference (VTC) format. The expected briefers are the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten; Nobel Peace...

  • April 2021

    Women, Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    In April, the Security Council is scheduled to hold its annual open debate on conflict-related sexual violence. The Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, is expected to brief. Representatives of civil society are also likely to participate. No formal outcome is anticipated.

  • On Monday afternoon (8 March), International Women’s Day, Council members will convene virtually for an Arria-formula meeting entitled: “Call to Lead by Example: Ensuring the Full, Equal and Meaningful Participation of Women in UN-led Peace Processes”. The meeting is co-hosted...

  • This afternoon (30 October), the Security Council president (Russia) is expected to announce the result of the voting on a draft resolution on women, peace and security, initiated by Russia. The negotiations appear to have been difficult and it is...

  • 28 October 2020

    Women, Peace and Security: Annual Open Debate

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow morning (29 October), Security Council members will hold the annual open debate on women, peace and security via videoconference. The title of this year’s debate is “Women and Peace and Security: Twentieth Anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000)...

  • October 2020

    Women, Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Security Council is expected to hold its annual open debate on women, peace and security. The Secretary-General’s annual report will be released ahead of the meeting. Russia, as president of the Council in October, is expected to circulate a concept note ahead of the debate. The debate may also be held at a high level. Secretary-General António Guterres, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, a female peacekeeper, and a civil society representative may brief. If the measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are still in place late in the month, the meeting is likely to be held as an open videoconference (VTC). A resolution is a possible outcome.

  • Tomorrow afternoon (28 August), the Security Council president (Indonesia) is expected to announce the result of the voting on a draft resolution on women in peacekeeping operations, initiated by Indonesia. Background Peacekeeping is one of Indonesia’s priorities during its 2019-2020...

  • Tomorrow morning (17 July), the Security Council will hold its annual open debate on conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). The meeting, which will take place in open VTC format, is being organised by Germany in collaboration with the Dominican Republic. The...

  • July 2020

    Women, Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Security Council is scheduled to hold its annual open debate on conflict-related sexual violence at ministerial level, focusing on accountability and the implementation of a survivor-centred approach. The Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, is expected to brief. Representatives of civil society are also likely to participate. No formal outcome is anticipated at this point. If the measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are still in place, the open debate is likely to be held as an open videoconference and statements by non-Council members would be submitted in writing. 

  • 19 June 2020

    Women, Peace and Security: The Agenda at 20

    Research Report

    This is the sixth research report by Security Council Report (SCR) dedicated to the women, peace and security agenda.

  • Ahead of this year’s 20th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325, the inaugural resolution on women, peace and security of 31 October 2000, a closer look at the current state of the agenda is warranted: is the agenda regressing, progressing...