Closing Ceremony of the Symposium on the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

[Media advisory]

The Government of Bangladesh, with the support of UN Women, has embarked on a process, led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to develop a National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security. National Action Plans for Women, Peace and Security (NAPs WPS) serve as a tool for governments to articulate priorities and coordinate the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda at the national level.

Closing Ceremony of the Symposium on the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

In line with the Government of Bangladesh's commitment to ensuring the development of the NAP WPS is inclusive, a national symposium with Government and civil society representatives is being held to ensure that a practicable and achievable NAP WPS can be developed, and implemented. The National Action Plan reinforces Bangladesh's continued efforts in establishing peace and security within and beyond its border by ensuring women's greater role in peacekeeping, peacebuilding, disaster management, prevention of violence against women and preventing violent extremism among others. The National Action Plan will focus on the ways of enhancing women's participation and meaningful contribution in these significant areas.

The Symposium will feature expert guests from the Philippines and Nepal to share their experiences on the development and implementation of National Action plans on Women, Peace and Security.

WHAT: Closing Ceremony of the Symposium on the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
WHEN: 14:30 - 16:30 hrs., Tuesday, 30 January 2018
WHERE: Westin Hotel, Dhaka

Programme:

The Closing Ceremony will celebrate the gains of the event and the progress towards adoption of the NAP WPS. Honourable speakers will include:

Special Guest: Ms. Nasima Begum, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs
Guest of Honour: Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women
Chief Guest: H.E. Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, MP, Honourable Foreign Minister, Government of Bangladesh

Media confirmation:

Syeda Samara Mortada,
Communications Officer, UN Women
M: 0161 182 8015 | Email: syeda.mortada@unwomen.org

Tahleel Dilawar Moon,
Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
T: 47110653 | Email: tahleel.moon@mofa.gov.bd