UN: Desa NGO News
The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs provides monthly updates and lists of important UN meetings. The NGO Branch is the focal point within the United Nations for Non-Governmental Organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Here is a list of DESA NGO News, a monthly service of the DESA NGO Branch of the United Nations, to keep you informed about upcoming UN events. BPW Members are encouraged to use and forward the information below to other networks.
DESA NGO News [English version]
Women, Peace and Security Handbook
For the 10th anniversary of 1325, Peacewomen launched the ‘Women, Peace and Security Handbook,’ which examines the degree to which the Security Council has internalised the thematic agenda of Women, peace and security in its geographic work over the past 10 years, specifically in the Council’s country-specific resolutions.
Divided into thirteen thematic chapters, the handbook is a reference guide for both progress made and action to be taken on the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The analysis assesses the consistency with which Council resolutions reflect the language and intent of SCR 1325. Good practice extracts from resolutions are presented and critical recommendations are made.
This Handbook, like the 10th anniversary itself, is a call to action and a sincere effort to enhance the implementation of the Women, peace and security agenda. The recommendations call for the incorporation of more comprehensive language on women and gender in future country-specific resolutions.
WOMEN, PEACE & SECURITY HANDBOOK, Full 73-Page Handbook - 23.89 MB
Report of the NGO Working Group (NGOWG) on Women, Peace and Security
Report of the NGO Working Group (NGOWG) on Women, Peace and Security: Monthly Action Points For 2009-2010
The NGOWG has launched its NGOWG Monthly Action Points report: “Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council.”
The report includes an overview of the results of the first year of our MAP project, indicates where the Security Council has had success and where it still faces challenges in implementation of resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, and 1889, and provides suggestions on how the Council can better fulfill its mandate by incorporating Women, Peace and Security issues in its daily work.
Download Executive Summary | Download Full Report
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