Key documents

Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security

Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2000): This landmark resolution addressed, for the first time, the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women and girls. It recognized the under-valued and under-utilized contributions women make to conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution and peace building and highlighted the importance of women’s equal and full participation, as active agents in peace and security.

Seven subsequent resolutions were further adopted to strengthen the implementation of WPS mandates. Strategic reviews have also contributed further to the strengthening of the implementation and in addressing gaps. Collectively these resolutions and recommendations provide UN Peacekeeping Operations with a framework for implementing and monitoring the WPS agenda.

The other seven resolutions on WPS are:

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