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Les femmes, la paix et la sécurité – Réunion du Conseil de Sécurité, déclaration de la Palestine – Communiqué de presse (extraits) Français
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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
Security Council
26 October 2010



Security Council
SC/10071

      Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council
6411th Meeting (AM & PM)



SECURITY COUNCIL ENDORSES INDICATORS TO MEASURE PROGRESS IN IMPLEMENTING LANDMARK

TEXT ON WOMEN, PEACE, SECURITY AS ORGANIZATION MARKS TENTH ANNIVERSARY
 
United Nations to ‘Lead by Example’, Secretary-General Pledges
As Member States Weigh Mixed Record on Making Resolution 1325 (2000) Work



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Background

The Security Council had before it the Secretary-General’s report on women and peace and security (document S/2010/498), which says that in the ten years since the adoption of the groundbreaking resolution 1325 (2000) on the topic, the United Nations system, Member States, civil society and other actors have made notable efforts implementing a large number of activities in a broad range of areas.

The report states that the latest review of progress shows that there is a growing participation of women in decision-making roles and in peacekeeping operations, an increase in appointments of women as Special Representatives and Deputy Special Representatives of the Secretary-General, an increasing importance of gender as a feature of mission planning, reporting and post-conflict planning, as well as an increased focus on addressing sexual violence in conflict.  Civil society organizations, in particular, have played a key role in keeping critical issues on the development agenda and providing direct support to women peacemakers in conflict areas.

However, it says, continued attention and support is required to counter stereotypes and ensure the meaningful participation of women at all stages of the peace processes and the integration of gender perspective into justice and security sector reform, disarmament, reintegration processes and economic recovery.  In addition, progress has not always been consistent.  Significant achievements under the resolution remain difficult to quantify, and a single coherent and coordinated approach, guided by a clear framework with concrete and specific goals and targets, and supported by a meaningful set of indicators to track progress was needed.

For that reason, the report says, during its open debate in 2009 the Council adopted resolution 1889 (2009) calling for the development of indicators to measure progress on the implementation of resolution 1325 (2000).  In response, the Secretary-General submitted a report that resulted from consultations between relevant agencies, as well with Member States and civil society, and proposed 26 indicators to track the implementation of the resolution.

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Statements

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RIYAD MANSOUR, Permanent Observer for Palestine, recalled that the Council had expressed concern that civilians, mainly women and children, accounted for the vast majority of those adversely affected by armed conflict.  Regrettably, women’s hopes for improved lives had not been realized, a fact that was extremely tragic in the case of Palestinian women, whose situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, remained in dire humanitarian crisis.  The Israeli military occupation had caused innumerable hardships for them, which required the international community, in line with resolution 1325 (2000), to do more to end that deplorable situation.  Citing an example, he said the Council had failed to protect Palestinian women during and after the latest Israeli war of aggression in the Gaza Strip, showing the extent to which the resolution was “totally ignored”.  Countless Israeli violations and constant humiliations in the West Bank continued to have vicious consequences on the advancement and empowerment of Palestinian women, he said.

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