The 2010 Women PeaceMakers Conference coincides with a momentous year, marking both the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the 10th anniversary of UNSCR 1325. In anticipation of these celebrations, this working conference is situated to develop, distill and disseminate expert opinion from practitioners and policymakers of all levels. Delegates will reflect on the implementation and challenges of UNSCRs on women, peace and security (1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889) and analyze their practical considerations.
In addition to panel presentations, a series of working sessions give all delegates the opportunity to engage and update one another, enhancing cross-sector networks and alliances. Working sessions will address the need to counter cultures of impunity; advance security sector reform; engender all dimensions of conflict prevention, peacebuilding and recovery; as well as promote strategies that combat violent extremism.
In particular, “Precarious Progress” will be a venue for policymakers and practitioners to discuss recent pledges made by member states and ways in which U.N. bodies, member states and civil society are mobilizing to improve the monitoring and implementation of UNSCRs on women, peace and security.
All events are held at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.
For further details please visit University of San Diego.
If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please direct your inquiries by e-mail to wpmconference [at] sandiego [dot] edu or by phone to Lynn Hijar at (619) 260-4066.