ENHANCING WOMEN’S SHARE IN PEACE AND SECURITY – Good practice, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda – emerging trends and priorities in 21st century security

Datum:03.11.2014 18:00
Ort:Nationalrats-Sitzungssaal (alt)  
Veranstalter: Doris Bures, Präsidentin des Nationalrates

Inhalt und Programm


In October 2000 a landmark document was adopted by the UN Security Council: UNSCR 1325 on women and peace and security. It highlighted the disproportionate impact of armed conflict on women, recognized their important role in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, and stressed the importance of women's full involvement in all efforts for the mainenance and promotion of peace and security.

With a view to a high-level review in 2015 to assess progress at the global, regional and national levels, and as a contribution to the Beijing+20 Campaign of UN Women, politicians and prominent activists will discuss significant achievments and major obstacles in the impementation of UNSCR 1325 and give their recommendations on how to achieve improved results in areas such as conflict prevention, management and resolution and participation of women in political processes.


Opening Remarks

Ana Blatnik
President of the Austrian Federal Council

Gerald Klug
Federal Minister of Defence and Sports

Panel Discussion

Alexandra Föderl-Schmid
Editor-in-Chief, newspaper DER STANDARD

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High Representative, Initiator of UNSCR 1325

Ambassador Ursula Plassnik
Austrian Ambassador to France, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria

Lakshmi Puri
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women

May Chidiac, President of May Chidiac Foundation and Media Institute

Hanan Ashrawi
PLO, Executive Committee Member, PLC, Member, Chairperson, Board of Directors, MIFTAH, The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy