2000 UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Women, Peace and Security

In 2000 the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325, focused on the role of women in conflict prevention, during conflict and post-conflict.

Between 2000 and 2019 9 additonal resolutions were adopted: 1820 (2009); 1888 (2009); 1889 (2010); 1960 (2011); 2106 (2013); 2122 (2013); 2242 (2015), 2467 (2019), and 2493 (2019), together forming the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda.

To ensure input by global civil society on implementation by the Security Council a number of non-governmental organizations joined forces in 2000. In 2020 the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security consists of 19 international non-governmental organizations, representing 50 countries, 200 NGOs and 75 networks.

To support the UN Security Council in its implementation of the WPS Agenda, the Council decided to establish the SC Informal Expert Group as part of UNSC Resolution 2242 in 2015.

To implement the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, countries were encouraged ton prepare a National Action Plan 1325. The government, civil society and knowledge institutions, in total 18 partners, worked together to prepare the first National Action Plan 1325 for the period 2008 - 2011. The document focused on 1) the international legal framework; 2) prevention, mediation and reconstruction; 3) international cooperation; 4) peace missions and 5) harmonisation and coordination.

Preparations for the second NAP 1325 for the period 2012 - 2015 were supported by 58 partner organisations. Its objectives included: 1) equal participation by women and men in peace and reconstruction processes at all decisionmaking levels; 2) implementation of the 1325 principles in the policies and programs of all participating partners; 3) lobby and advocacy for 1325 in all relevant international fora and 4) effective and efficient cooperation between the signatories of the NAP 1325 and other relevant organizations. A number of focus countries and regions were selected: Afghanistan, Burundi, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan, Sudan and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

2015 IOB Evaluation Gender, Peace and Security, Evaluation of the Netherlands and UN Security Council Resolution 1325

NAP 3 2016-2019

The NAP1325 partners decided in 2019 to extend the duration of NAP1325 3 with one year.