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On Thursday, 21 October, the UN Security Council will convene its annual Open Debate on Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security, the landmark resolution that recognized the impact of conflict on women and girls and the importance of women’s leadership in peacebuilding and peacemaking. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic added to the evidence on the effectiveness of women’s leadership at the highest levels of public life.
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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. In line with the Government of Bangladesh's commitment to ensuring...
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United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is visiting Bangladesh for the first time, since the creation of UN Women in 2010. Her visit will be an opportunity to strengthen the collaboration in Bangladesh between national partners, civil society and UN Women, to address the challenges and opportunities that will effectively transform the lives of women and girls. To this effect the Executive Director's Mission agenda will...
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[ MEDIA ADVISORY ] A landmark community festival to be held on 8th October 2017 in Sumenep and scheduled to be attended by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Joko Widodo, to commemorate the International Day of Peace, will bring together 8,000 people to celebrate women’s empowerment and peaceful communities. The gathering under the theme “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”, will bring together religious leaders, santri and santriwati
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The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) and UN Women, with support from the Government of Japan, are showcasing innovative approaches to preventing violent extremism such as using comedy to fight terrorism and extremist threats. As a part of the landmark forum co-convened by CTED and UN Women, the event will bring together participants from both South Asia and Southeast Asia in an informal setting to encourage cross-regional...
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Four publications on women, peace and security, produced by UN Women, will be launched on 28 October during the women’s agenda presentation to the ARMM Regional Government in Cotabato City.
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Afghanistan has been in conflict for over thirty years, during which Afghans have experienced and witnessed unspeakable violence and upheaval. Enforced disappearance, summary execution, torture, rape, indiscriminate bombardment and wanton destruction have been a daily reality for the people of Afghanistan for decades.