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:
- Security Council resolution 1820 (2008) Sexual Violence
- Security Council resolution 1888 (2009) Protecting women & girls from sexual violence
- Security Council resolution 1889 (2009) Improvement in women's participation in peace processes
- Security Council resolution 1960 (2010) Reiterates call to end sexual violence
- Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) Affirms an “integrated approach” to sustainable peace
- Security Council resolution 2242 (2015) Strategies and resources regarding the implementation of the WPS Agenda
Other key documents