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Women, Peace and Security

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Chamber: General Assembly
NS id: the_david_kingdom_1585661238
Created: 2020-03-31 09:27

Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Option: Significant
Author: the_david_kingdom

The General Assembly
Bearing in mind the primary responsibility of the of the General Assembly for making laws for the peace and good run of the Member States,
Reaffirming in this regard the importance to achieve sustainable peace and security by dialogue, mediation, consultations and political negotiations to bridge differences and to end conflicts,
Recognizing the progress made as well as the opportunity and need for far greater implementation of the women, Peace and Security and the frequent under-representation of women in many formal processes and bodies related to the maintenance of international peace and security, the relatively low number of women in senior positions in political, peace and security related national, regional and international institutions, the lack of adequate gender-sensitive humanitarian responses and support for women's leadership roles in these settings, insufficient financing for women, Peace and Security and the resulting detrimental impact on the maintenance of international peace and security.
Recognizing that an understanding of the impact of armed conflict on women and girls, effective institutional arrangements to guarantee their protection and full participation on the peace process can significantly contribute to maintainance and promotion of international peace and security,
Reaffirming the primary role of Member States to implement fully all General Assembly resolutions for the betterment of the world and for gender equality;
Recognizing the important role and contribution of civil society, including women’s organizations, in the full implementation of General Assembly resolutions on
Women, Peace and Security.
1. Urges Member States to fully implement the provisions of all previous General Assembly Resolutions pertaining to the Women, Peace and Security agenda and to reinforce their efforts in this regard;
2. Further urges Member States to commit to implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda and its priorities by ensuring and promoting the full, equal
and meaningful participation of women in all stages of peace processes, including through mainstreaming a gender perspective, and remain committed to increasing the number of civilian and uniformed women in peacekeeping at all levels and in key positions;
3. Urges Member States supporting peace processes to facilitate women’s full, equal and meaningful inclusion and participation in peace talks from the outset, both in negotiating parties’ delegations and in the mechanisms set up to implement and monitor agreements, encourages Member States to support efforts, including
timely support to women to enhance their participation and capacity building in peace processes, in order to address the unequal representation and participation of women in the peace and security agenda;
4. Calls on Member States to promote all the rights of women, including civil, political and economic rights, urges them to increase their funding on women,
peace and security including through more aid in conflict and post-conflict situations for programmes that further gender equality and women’s economic empowerment
and security, as well as through support to civil society, and to support countries in armed conflict and post-conflict situations, including through access to education, training and capacity-building, in their implementation of women, peace and security
resolutions, further calls for increased international development cooperation related to women’s empowerment and gender equality and invites aid providers to continue to track the gender focus of aid contributions and provide further information and
assessment on this progress;
5. Strongly encourages Member States to create safe and enabling environments for civil society, including formal and informal community women leaders, women peacebuilders, political actors, and those who protect and promote human rights, to carry out their work independently and without undue interference,
including in situations of armed conflict, and to address threats, harassment, violence and hate speech against them;
6. further information on, progress made and the remaining challenges in the Women, Peace and Security agenda as well as recommendations to address new and
emerging challenges;
7. Make a declaration of Women Ploitical Rights;
8. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.


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