Tánaiste welcomes call for submissions to 3rd National Action Plan on Women, Peace & Security
Press release16 November 2018
Tánaiste welcomes open invitation for submissions to
Ireland’s Third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, on behalf of the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney, T.D., has issued an open invitation for submissions to the Third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, which will operate from 2019-2024.
Speaking about the invitation for submissions, the Tánaiste said;
“The National Action Plan represents Ireland’s commitment to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, and marks a watershed in the recognition of the unique and disproportionate impact of conflict on women and girls, and highlighted the critical role of women and girls in conflict prevention and resolution.
This invitation for submissions is an opportunity to include the Irish public in the development of the Third National Action Plan and in the wider discussion on Ireland’s important work in the Women, Peace and Security space.”
UNSCR 1325 has been strengthened and complemented by seven further resolutions, to date, known collectively as the Women, Peace and Security agenda of the UN Security Council. Ireland is recognised internationally as a strong and consistent advocate and supporter of this agenda.
Ireland’s First (2011-2014) and Second (2015-2018) National Action Plans involved an extensive public consultation process including government departments and agencies, academia, civil society organisations, and independent experts.
All submissions to the new plan are welcome, in particular those from women, girls, men and boys affected by conflict living on the island of Ireland. The consultation document, available here, outlines the process for submission of inputs.
16 November 2018
Note to editors:
- In peace negotiations, between 1992 and 2011, women made up only 2% of Chief mediators, 4% of witnesses and signatories, and 9% of negotiators.
- Women comprised just 2 per cent of mediators in major peace processes between 1990 and 2017. (Women made up 10 per cent of signatories for the Good Friday Agreement, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year).
- Research suggests that women's participation in peace negotiations makes the resulting agreement 64 percent less likely to fail and 35 percent more likely to last at least 15 years.
 See UN resolutions 1325 (2000); 1820 (2008); 1889 (2009); 1888 (2009); 1960 (2010); 2122 (2013); 2106 (2013); 2242 (2015).