Security Council to Expand Role of Women in Peace and Security Operations

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Monday, January 1, 2001
Sashi Selvendran
On October 31, 2000 the Security Council of the United Nations adopted Resolution 1325 (2000) calling for an broadened role for women in the decision-making process of peace-building, the resolution and prevention of conflicts, and a greater awareness of the special needs of women and children in post-conflict reconstruction. The resolution unanimously passed following a week of discussion in which members of the Council considered the position of women in conflicts, peace, and security. To achieve gender-sensitive peacekeeping missions, the Security Council called for a greater role for women in all aspects of peace-building initiatives, particularly in the decision-making process in field operations and Headquarters…[more]