Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Gender Perspective in Peacebuilding

Guinea-Bissau United Nations Flag Last year the U.N. Security Council adopted an important resolution on women, peace, and security (Click here to read Security Council Resolution 1820). 

That resolution was referenced in the latest U.N. Security Council Resolution on the situation in Guinea-Bissau.  (Click here to read U.N. Security Council Resolution 1876).  That resolution recommends establishing a United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) that will focus on several key tasks, including strengthening national institutions to maintain "the full respect for the rule of law," supporting the insitutionalizaion of respect for the rule of law, and "mainstreaming a gender perspective into peacebuilding."  Click here to read more.



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