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Open Invitation for Submissions to Ireland’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Security, Press Releases, Ireland, 2014

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has issued an open invitation for submissions to the Second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. 

The Plan is a result of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (from 2000), which marked a watershed in the recognition of the unique and disproportionate impact of conflict on women and girls, and highlighted the critical role of women in conflict prevention and resolution.

UNSCR 1325 was strengthened and complemented by six further resolutions - most recently UNSCR 2122 last year - 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 National Action Plan was launched in November 2011 and will run until the end of this year. It was drafted following an extensive consultation process involving government departments and agencies, civil society organisations, and independent experts. 

All submissions to the new plan are welcome, in particular those from women and men affected by conflict living in Ireland or overseas. The consultation document outlines the process for submission of inputs.

 

ENDS

Press Office

11 July 2014

 

Note for editors:

  • Ireland’s second National Action Plan, like the first one, will be considered a “living document” open to continuous improvement. While all input is welcome, it should be informed by the first National Action Plan and its Mid-Term Progress Report, available in the link above, which called for “strategic objectives supported by fewer but broader actions and indicators”. 
  • The UN Security Council has declared its intention to convene a High-level Review in 2015 to assess progress at the global, regional and national levels in implementing UNSCR 1325 and related resolutions, and the Second Action Plan will be a key element of Ireland’s input.