1325 20th Anniversary: UN Security Council Open Debate on WPS

The 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 was marked with many events and the release of numerous publications, culminating in the Security Council Open Debate last week.

The following is a collection of some of the most recent items. (This list will be updated and reorganized with additions. Contributions are welcome.)


A summary from UN Women 

Details about the Open Debate from What’s In Blue.

This year’s Secretary-General’s Report on WPS

An update on the Afghanistan negotiations

From the Guardian: We have a right to be at the table’: four pioneering female peacekeepers

A Twitter thread from the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders that followed the Open Debate

News release from Canada: Canada announces new women, peace and security agenda initiatives to mark 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Canada’s National Statement for the Open Debate

The statement from the Friends of WPS for the Open Debate

The statement by Zarqa Yaftali from Afghanistan at the Open Debate

 A new report from Peace Track Initiative on Yemen’s National Action Plan

Statement by the Group of Friends of the Responsibility to Protect (signed by Canada)

From the Independent (UK), After 20 Years No Equality for Women in Peace Talks

New guidance announced by the UK to protect female peacebuilders

Specifically regarding the Russian statement/resolution that failed:

 An overview from the NGO Working Group on WPS

Background from just before the vote from Pass Blue

An article from the Guardian

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