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. The session 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 officially launched at a luncheon and donor conference, featuring remarks from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, independent lead author Radhika Coomaraswamy, members of the Study's High-level Advisory Group, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee, representatives of international civil society, and Member States.
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UN Women Press Conference on the 15th Anniversary of 1325
12 October 2015
Speakers: Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, and Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, independent lead author of the Global Study. Moderated by Nanette Braun, UN Women Director of Communications (Read the UN Women press release: Amidst rising extremism, women’s role in peace and recovery remains hampered and underutilized)
UN Security Council Open Debate on women, peace and security
13 October 2015
Statement of Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director:
Statement of Ms. Yanar Mohammed (NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security) on Women, Peace and Security:
Statement of Ms. Julienne Lusenge (NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security) on Women, Peace and Security:
Statement of Ms. Alaa Mubarit (NGO Voice of Libyan Women) on Women, Peace and Security:
The complete video record of of the open debate is available via UN Web-TV
Launch of the Global Study on 1325, "Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace"
14 October 2015
Statement of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Full video of event