Document symbol: PK/G/2014.16
Gender Forward Looking Strategy 2014-2018
In October 2000, the Security Council adopted resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in recognition of the serious and specific impact that armed conflict has on women and girls and their potential to contribute to all processes which aim to establish and sustain peace. Since then, through the series of complementary resolutions adopted on Women Peace and Security (WPS), there has been systematic progression in implementing gender perspectives within peacekeeping environments. However, despite some progress, a lot more remains to be done. The DPKO/DFS Forward Looking Gender Strategy (2014 –2018) highlights the link between peacekeeping and DPKO/DFS commitments to the effective promotion and achievement of gender equality in peacekeeping. The Strategy focusses on: -Capacity Strengthen capacity of all peacekeeping personnel (civilian, police and military) to advance gender equality and the WPS agenda. -Accountability Strengthen DPKO/DFS management and accountability systems for the achievement of gender equality and WPS related results. -Engagement and Partnerships Further increase DPKO/DFS strategic engagements with key partners and stakeholders In missions, Gender Units and Gender focal points will develop a mission-wide action plan reflecting the priorities of the Gender Strategy; the results will feed into the quarterly reporting to Headquarters. At Headquarters, the Gender Task Force will be the key mechanism for implementing the Strategy, ensuring involvement and participation from all sections within DPKO/DFS. The Strategy was officially launched on September 10, 2014 by the Permanent Mission of Finland and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations/ Department of Field Support with a panel of senior leaders (Ms. Ameerah Haq, Under-Secretary-General, Department of Field Support; Mr. Dmitry Titov, Assistant Secretary-General, DPKO, Office of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions; Mr. Lt General Maqsood Ahmed, Military Adviser, Department of Peacekeeping Operations and Ms. Sandra Honoré, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of Mission, MINUSTAH) sharing their perspectives on incorporating Gender in peacekeeping core processes.
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