Women, Peace and Security

Putting gender equality at the heart of the New Urban Agenda

UN Women at Habitat III In the early 1990s, just over 42 per cent of people were living in urban areas. Today, more than 54 per cent of the global population are urban dwellers and in 2030, that percentage is expected to rise to 60 per cent [1]. Sustainable development must ensure a roadmap for sustainable cities. Against this backdrop, [...]

2017-01-07T17:02:46+00:00 17/10/2016|Categories: Uncategorized, slider, Women, Peace and Security|

Joint Communiqué – Foundational Meeting of the WPS National Focal Point Network

Foundational Meeting of the WPS National Focal Point Network Joint Communiqué   We, Ministers and High-Level Representatives of [list of countries], as well as of the [list of regional organizations], have come together in New York on the 23rd of September, 2016 to launch the Women, Peace and Security National Focal Points Network in the recognition that national and regional [...]

2017-01-07T17:02:47+00:00 23/09/2016|Categories: Uncategorized, slider, Spain at the UN, Women, Peace and Security|

Security Council Group on women, peace and security, co-chaired by Spain, begins work

MFA PRESS RELEASE 14/03/2016 Following the approval in October 2015, under the Spanish Presidency of the Security Council, of Resolution 2242 (2015), the work of the Informal Group of Experts of the Security Council on women, peace and security is now underway. This mechanism has been set up by Spain and the United Kingdom, the countries which co-chair the group, [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:17+00:00 06/05/2016|Categories: Global Aceleration Instrument, Uncategorized|

GAI: mission, background, expected results and governance

GAI Mission   The Global Acceleration Instrument (GAI) on Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action is a flexible and rapid financing mechanism that supports quality interventions to enhance the capacity to prevent conflict, respond to crises and emergencies, seize key peacebuilding opportunities, and encourage the sustainability and national ownership of investments.   The GAI will enhance women’s engagement in peace [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:17+00:00 06/05/2016|Categories: Global Aceleration Instrument, Uncategorized|

New global funding instrument invests in women to accelerate conflict recovery, sustain peace

Date: 23 February 2016 (New York, 23 February) – A new multi-partner effort will be launched tomorrow to assist the international community to respond to today’s complex peace and security challenges and to direct investment in sustainable peace. The Global Acceleration Instrument (GAI) for Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action has been established by civil society, the UN and [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:35+00:00 26/02/2016|Categories: Global Aceleration Instrument, Uncategorized|