UN Security Council reaffirms commitment to enforcing resolution on women and conflict

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Delegates attend the UN Security Council meeting on women and peace and security at the UN headquarters in New York, the United States, Oct. 26, 2010. The UN Security Council issued a presidential statement here on Tuesday to reaffirming its "commitment to the continuing and full implementation" of the Resolution 1325, a Security Council measure adopted ten years ago. Resolution 1325 seeks to help protect women from sexual violence associated with conflict and to involve women more in the processes of peacekeeping, peace-building, and peace negotiations. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

The UN Security Council issued a presidential statement here on Tuesday to reaffirming its "commitment to the continuing and full implementation" of a Council resolution on women and peace and security.

The presidential statement was adopted at the start of a Council debate on women and peace and security and the implementation of Resolution 1325, a Security Council measure adopted ten years ago this month.

Resolution 1325 seeks to help protect women from sexual violence associated with conflict and to involve women more in the processes of peacekeeping, peace-building, and peace negotiations.

The adopted statement affirmed that the Council will adopt and utilize a set of indicators outlined by UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon in his report on Women and Peace and Security "for use as an initial framework to track implementation of its resolution 1325 in situations of armed conflict and post-conflict."

The Council asked in the statement that the secretary-general continue to submit annual reports on the implementation of 1325. The statement included a request that the next report include a strategic framework with targets and indicators that will help the Council put 1325 into practice over the next decade.

"In this context, the Council requests the secretary-general to include recommendations for policy and institutional reforms in the UN that will facilitate improved response by the organization to women and peace and security issues," it read.

The statement concluded by declaring that the Security Council will hold a high-level review in five years "to assess progress at the global, regional, and national levels in implementing Resolution 1325, renew commitments and address obstacles and constraints that have emerged in the implementation of Resolution 1325."

Source: Xinhua

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