Slovenia-2015 Commitments


Continue to promote the women and peace and security agenda in our activities in international and regional organizations and to strengthen cohesion among them.

Continue to raise this agenda item in the Human Rights Council, in particular when addressing country situations and within the scope of the Universal Periodic Review mechanism.

Continue to pay particular attention to training and education on women and peace and security in the military, police and judiciary. In 2016, plan to develop a strategy on gender equality in international development cooperation, which will also take into consideration women and peace and security issues.

Promote the role of women in the international peace and security agenda and will strengthen efforts for their protection in conflict situations. (one of the goals of the new national programme on equal opportunities for women and men for the period 2015-2020)

2016 Update:

The representative of Slovenia did not discuss whether the plans promised in 2015 to develop a security strategy with a gender perspective were undertaken.

The representative of Slovenia did not discuss any specific steps to increase women’s participation.

The representative of Slovenia did not discuss any specific steps to further promote women’s human rights.

2017 Update:

Slovakia is currently in the process of drawing up its National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The Government continues to promote all national efforts aimed at strengthening the role of women in society through the national gender equality strategy for the period 2014-2019 and the gender-equality action plan. The Ministry of Defence has approved its own gender-equality plan, with its implementation under the responsibility of the general staff of the armed forces and with sustained, allocated funding.

Slovakia strongly supports the Secretary-General’s vision of peace and security grounded in long-term conflict prevention, inclusivity and gender equality, as well as his victim-centred approach to preventing sexual exploitation and abuse.


Slovenia made a statement affirming support for the WPS Agenda, but no specific commitment made.

2018 Update:

Slovenia supports projects on the empowerment of women in the Western Balkans, Lebanon, Jordan, Uganda and Rwanda. Those projects contribute to women’s resilience by encouraging awareness-raising, education and employment, balanced representation and the promotion of economic and psychosocial empowerment. Slovenia has decided to dedicate part of their biggest foreign policy event — the Bled Strategic Forum, which is hosted every summer — to marking the fortieth anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the twentieth anniversary of resolution 1325 (2000).


Slovenia’s second national action plan on women and peace and security for the period 2018- 2020 will be adopted by the Government this year.


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