News: Security Council Urges Wider Role for Women’s Groups in Peace Efforts

From UN News Centre: Security Council Urges Wider Role for Women’s Groups in Peace Efforts

2 November 2012 – The Security Council has called on the international community to give women’s civil society organizations a prominent role in the negotiation, planning and implementation of peace processes and post-conflict development programmes.

“The Security Council takes note of the important role that civil society, including women’s organizations, can play in the prevention and resolution of armed conflict, peacebuilding and post-conflict situations,” Ambassador Gert Rosenthal of Guatemala, which held the rotating Council presidency for October, said in a statement read out on behalf of the 15-member body on Wednesday.

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