The Global Study comes at an opportune moment, aligning with other major policy reviews and debates underway, which will afford an occasion for the international community to strengthen the synergies between gender equality, development, and peace and security. These processes include the Post-2015 development agenda, Beijing+20, the Peacebuilding Architecture Review, the High Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (to which Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy has been appointed), and preparations for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.