Post-conflict and Transitional Participation

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Zalmay Khalilzad, special envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation, talks with U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), before the start of a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2021. Susan Walsh/Pool via REUTERS
Thursday, April 29, 2021
U.S. Afghan envoy pledges to press for women's involvement in peace talks
The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Tuesday that President Joe Biden's administration would press for "meaningful participation" for women and minorities in ongoing peace talks. As Biden prepares to withdraw U.S. forces...
Thursday, December 03, 2020
UAE enhances women's role in post-conflict reconstruction
UAE, in conjunction with Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, GIWPS, has launched a research report and a UN action plan to advance women’s participation in post-conflict reconstruction, following a year-long series of high-level...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
UN: Violence against women in Afghanistan 'pandemic'
Interview with UN Women chief Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. "Although women's rights in Afghanistan have improved since 2001, female politicians and activists have been increasingly subjected to threats, intimidation and attacks..." 
Friday, October 18, 2013
UN Security Council adopts new resolution, urges women’s full inclusion in peace talks and transitional justice
The UN Security Council today demonstrated renewed determination to put women’s leadership at the centre of all efforts to resolve conflict and promote peace. By unanimous vote, the Council adopted a resolution that sets in place stronger measures...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
UN Women Annual Report 2011 - 2012
By UN Women’s first anniversary at the start of 2012, we could look back on a year of accomplishment. It was a year of rapid progress but also challenges, both those inherent in the creation of a new organization, and those taking place in the...
Monday, October 29, 2012
UN Women Sourcebook on Women, Peace and Security
This is a collection of cutting-edge resources intended to raise awareness, provoke policy, support training, advocacy and share lessons learned on implementation of the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda, including the UN Security Council...
Thursday, October 11, 2012
UNDP invites you to join the Asia Pacific Community of Practice on Women’s Political Participation and Leadership
Warm greetings from the United Nations Development Programme Asia-Pacific Regional Center’s (UNDP APRC) Gender and Democratic Governance Teams in Bangkok. We are pleased to invite you to join the Asia Pacific Community of Practice on Women’s...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
United Nations: Council passes first-ever resolution on sexual orientation & gender identity
(Geneva, June 17, 2011) In a groundbreaking achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution on human rights violations based on...
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
UNIFEM Afganistan Fact Sheet 2007
This factsheet presents key statistics on women’s representation in politics, labor force, health care, and education system in Afghanistan. It also describes issues around marriage and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Afghanistan....
Monday, September 10, 2007
UN-INSTRAW Interactive Website on Gender Training for Peacekeepers
This website highlights the efforts to build capacity in peacekeeping missions on gender issues and brings together materials that can be used in gender training.
Monday, March 26, 2007
United Nations Reform: Improving Peace Operations by Advancing the Role of Women
This report discusses the role of women in peacekeeping forces and peacemaking operations. It analyzes and provides recommendations on appointing women as heads of missions, recruiting women into the UN military personnel and civilian police, and...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Urban Governance: Why Gender Matters
This paper explores gender issues as they relate to participation in urban governance, government responsibility and civic engagement. It advocates an increase in women's participation in the full spectrum of human development, as well as the...