Slovenia-2020 Commitments

Slovenia will continue to promote WPS agenda at home and in international community, including with awareness-raising activities and education as well as the organization of events.

Holding of various conferences and events.

At home: 2019 Panel on (Re)sources in Women’s Hands – Tapping the Potential hosted by Bled Strategic Forum.

Abroad: Taking over the chairmanship of the OSCE MenEngage Network in Vienna in summer 2019.

Slovenia took several actions over the last five years in order to raise awareness on the women, peace and security agenda, especially through different media,  including articles and interviews in both military and civilian society magazines, regular publishing about the conferences and other events on web pages, and scientific research publications. (Beijing+25 national report, pg.60)

Security sector: The Slovenian Armed Forces (Ministry of Defense) will continue to strive for a high level of competence of women and men regarding the WPS Agenda and will continue to advocate for a meaningful participation of female and male members of SAF in international operations and missions.

Conducting regular education and training of gender perspective with the Slovenian Armed Forces.

The Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) integrated gender perspectives into crisis management and migration programming. (Beijing+25 national report, Pg. 22) 

Slovenia will promote and strengthen the integration of gender perspective into different areas of security policies and interventions such as the International Gender Champions, Friends of Women in Nuclear and Men Engage. Slovenia will continue to highlight the WPS agenda in international forums related to arms control and obligations related to export control.

Include countries’ performance on GBV in export assessment (e.g. in arms sales).​

A training on GBV and export assessments was conducted on this issue by Control Arms. Slovenia reported that Gender perspective integration and implementation of the WPS Agenda has been incorporated into operational planning in order to enhance gender-sensitive conflict analysis, early warning indicators and prevention mechanisms. (Beijing+25 National Report, Pg. 60)

Peacekeeping: The Declaration of Shared Commitments on UN Peacekeeping Operations emphasizes the importance of the full, equal and meaningful participation of women in all stages of peace processes. Slovenia will therefore strive for progress on the commitments from the Declaration.

Gender Equality: Slovenia plans to adopt guidelines for gender equality in international development cooperation in 2019.

In accordance with its national strategy on international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance until 2030, Slovenia reported that it will pledge 40% of its bilateral ODA to projects that include gender dimension by 2022 and 60% by 2030. (Beijing+25 National Report, Pg. 54)

Gender Based Violence in Emergencies: By joining the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies in June 2018, Slovenia has committed to integrate GBV prevention and response and gender equality into humanitarian planning processes, plans and reviews by financing one project on GBV in emergencies. Slovenia will publish the open call for humanitarian projects, including GBV in 2019.

Donation of EUR30,000 to the ICRC for combatting GBV in the DRC. Donation of EUR200,000 to Lebanon.


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