Fifteen years ago, in 2000, the Security Council adopted the ground-breaking resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security—the first resolution to link women’s experiences of conflict to international peace and security. In October 2015 in New York, the Security Council convened a High-level Review to assess 15 years of progress at the global, regional and national levels. To inform this discussion, the Secretary-General commissioned a Global Studyled by independent lead author Radhika Coomaraswamyon the implementation of resolution 1325 and recommendations on the way forward for women, peace and security. 

High-level Review on Women, Peace and Security: 15 years of Security Council resolution 1325

October 2015 marked the 15th anniversary of landmark UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security. The anniversary was commemorated with a special session of the Security Council to conduct a High Level Review on the women, peace and security agenda, and culminated in the unanimous passing of UNSC resolution 2242 (2015), which reaffirms the international community's commitment to the women, peace and security agenda. The Global Study on 1325 was also officially launched at UN headquarters.

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Featured Publication: Global Study on 1325

At the Secretariat of the Global Study on 1325, we are pleased to release the final Global Study, titled "Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace."

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Featured Resource: New Database on Women and Peace Agreements

The University of Edinburgh, through the Political Settlements Research Programme has launched Women and Peace Agreements Database (PA-X Women), an invaluable new knowledge tool for all engaged in the women, peace and security agenda.

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