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UN Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Deputy Director Aoife Lyons of the Conflict Resolution Unit in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade delivered a series of lectures in Malta on Ireland's experience with the United Nations Women, Peace and Security Agenda. The Embassy partnered on this events with Malta's Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion.

The Women Peace and Security Agenda is based on UN Resolution 1325, and a series of further related resolutions, which recognise the different affects that conflict has on women and girls. The Women, Peace and Security Agenda is founded on the idea that due to the power dynamics of gender, conflict has different effects on women, girls, boys and men.

Learn more about the agenda in Ireland's Simple Guide to the WPS.

One of the most important elements of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda is its application and implementation by Member States through National Action Plans. The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, launched Ireland's Third National Action Plan in June 2019.

Deputy Director Lyons delivered the lesson sharing lectures to an audience of officials in Malta's Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, other government Ministries, civil society and academic stakeholders. Malta is in the process of elaborating the country's first National Action Plan.  

Separately, Deputy Director Lyons delivered a lecture on "Conflict Resolution: An Irish Perspective" to the students at the Centre for the Study and Practice of Conflict Resolution at the University of Malta. The wide ranging topics discussed included women, peace and security, peacebuilding and mediation. 

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