Made a statement affirming support for the WPS Agenda, but no specific commitment made.
Italy supported the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network.
Italy committed to supporting a number of projects led by UN-Women in Africa, the Middle East and Central America in the areas of both women’s empowerment and engagement in peace and security processes, for approximately $10 million.
IItaly has made gender equality a central commitment of its foreign policy. Last year, Italy held the first-ever ministerial meeting of the Group of Seven entirely dedicated to gender. In 2018, within the framework of its Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) chairmanship, Italy mainstreamed a gender perspective in all initiatives, and the implementation of the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality is high on their agenda.
Italy is part of the Circle of Leadership of the Secretary-General, has signed its voluntary compact, and is honoured to be the top donor to the United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse perpetrated by United Nations personnel.
In order to facilitate the appointment of women mediators and special envoys at the local and international levels, Italy launched the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network.
Effective peacekeeping also requires appropriate training. The Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units in Vicenza, Italy provides high-quality training and specialized courses to peacekeepers on the rule of law, the protection of civilians, sexual and gender-based violence in conflict and the broader Women, Peace and Security agenda.