Women, Peace and Security

  • On Thursday morning (21 May), Security Council members will hold a closed Arria-formula meeting, organised by Spain, focusing on key women, peace and security recommendations to the Security Council from this year’s Global Study on the implementation of resolution 1325,...

  • This Wednesday (15 April), Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura will brief the Security Council ahead of its annual open debate on the Secretary-General’s annual report on conflict-related sexual violence (S/2015/203). Hamsatu Allamin, a civil society representative...

  • April 2015

    Women, Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    In mid-April, Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura will brief the Council on the Secretary-General’s report on conflict-related sexual violence.

  • Tomorrow morning (30 January), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the protection of civilians with a particular focus on the protection challenges of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict settings. Expected briefers include a...

  • The Security Council will hold its annual open debate on women, peace and security tomorrow (28 October). As president of the Council for October, Argentina has chosen to focus the debate on the effects of displacement on women, including both...

  • October 2014

    Women, Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    In late October the Council will hold its annual open debate on women, peace and security. The head of UN Women will brief, possibly along with the Secretary-General, the High Commissioner for Refugees and a civil society representative. The emphasis of the debate will be on the effects of displacement on women, focusing on refugees and internally displaced persons. A presidential statement is a possible outcome.

  • Tomorrow (25 April), the Security Council will hold an open debate on conflict-related sexual violence. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura will brief. Rhoda Misaka, a civil society representative from South Sudan, will...

  • 16 April 2014

    Women, Peace and Security

    Research Report

    These reports systematically track the Security Council’s work on women, peace and security, highlighting trends that have developed since the matter first emerged as a distinct thematic issue in 2000. The present report covers the period of January to December 2013 and analyses statistical information on women, peace and security in country-specific decisions of the Security Council.

  • April 2014

    Women, Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to hold an open debate on conflict-related sexual violence. The Secretary-General and Zainab Bangura, the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, will brief. At press time, no outcome was planned.

  • On Friday morning (17 January), Security Council members are set to hold a closed Arria formula meeting, organised by Luxembourg and the UK, focusing on women’s participation in resolving the Syrian conflict. The panelists will be representatives of the Syrian...

  • The Security Council will hold its annual open debate on women, peace and security and the implementation of resolution 1325 on Friday (18 October). As President of the Council for October, Azerbaijan has chosen “women, rule of law and transitional...

  • October 2013

    Women, Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    In October the Council will hold its annual open debate on women, peace and security. The Secretary-General and the new head of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, are expected to brief, possibly along with a civil society representative. The focus of the debate will be the intersections between the thematic agendas of the rule of law and women, peace and security.

  • 21 June 2013

    Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    What's in Blue

    On Monday (24 June), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on women, peace and security with a focus on sexual violence in conflict. UK Foreign Secretary William Hague will preside and the Secretary-General and Special Representative on...

  • June 2013

    Women, Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    With the UK holding the presidency of the Security Council in June, Foreign Secretary William Hague will preside over a ministerial-level open debate on women, peace and security, focusing on prevention of sexual violence.

  • On Friday afternoon (17 May), Security Council members are set to hold an Arria Formula meeting focusing on the progress and challenges to the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda with a particular focus on field perspectives from...