United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security was adopted unanimously by the Security Council in October 2000.
This landmark resolution recognised the disproportionate affect that conflict has upon women and underlined their vital role in preventing and resolving conflict.
The UK is a leading supporter of UNSCR 1325. We conduct advocacy and programmes in many of the world’s trouble spots, such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Afghanistan, to promote a positive role for women. We are also working to drive international action through the UN, the EU and NATO.
To mark the anniversary, the UK has agreed a new National Action Plan to set out how the government will integrate Women, Peace and Security into our work on conflict. This includes specific action plans for priority countries such as Afghanistan and Nepal. The Plan is now available online.
The UN Security Council will hold a debate on 26 October 2010 to mark the anniversary of UNSCR 1325. We will use the debate to build support for Women, Peace and Security issues and encourage other states to take action. We will also press for the adoption of UN indicators to track progress in this field.
We will continue to focus Security Council attention on this issue throughout the year.
The UK has launched its national action plan on women, peace & security. Read the Executive Summary and download the plan here.