- My delegation is pleased to state in this regard that Tunisia is about to finalize and adopt its national action plan for the implementation of resolution 1325 (2000). This plan will, among other things, encourage women’s training in peacekeeping and peacebuilding so as to provide qualified personnel who could be deployed in field-based United Nations operations. It will also enhance pre-deployment training, with a particular focus on the special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence. It will also endeavour to contribute to international efforts aimed at raising greater awareness about these issues through the convening of special regional events.
Commitments made October 26, 2010 (see SC Open Debate)
- In Tunisia, we have started elaboration of our national plan of action to implement resolution 1325, which will aim at the promotion of more women participation in peacekeeping at all levels. In addition, this action plan will consist in promoting the convening of a number of meetings and conferences which will further advance this question in national and regional and international agenda.
- The national plan will focus on the promotion of special training in international humanitarian law to Tunisian participation in peacekeeping operations. Such training will pay special attention to increasing awareness about the necessity to further protect women in conflict areas and to take into account with due consideration their special needs. Tunisia will boost a stronger [course] of women’s emancipation and empowerment and is committed to contributing actively to international efforts to address the issue of protection of women in the time of conflict.
Extract from statement at the “A 1325 Call to Action” event, September 25, 2010