Afghanistan Geographic Topics

Afghanistan is on the agenda of the Security Council with two key Council mandated international peacekeeping and political missions:

Afghanistan-2010 Commitments

Key areas of success for the improvement of the lives of women have been in the spheres of political participation, education, and health.

Afghanistan-2019 Commitments

National Action Plan: Currently revising the Afghanistan NAP 1325 and prioritizing implementation, M&E and financing mechanisms, and working on integrating the women, peace and security agenda in national legislation.

Further Readings

27 July 2020 Arria Formula Meeting on Women in the Afghan Peace Process – WILPF Article 2020 Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women – Afghanistan 2019 September WPS Monitor: A Sustainable Peace in Afghanistan Needs Women at the Center 2019 June WPS Monitor: UN Security Council Debate on the situation …

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Women in Afghanistan have long worked toward equality under the law and in practice. Since 2001, Afghanistan has been home to a war between the UN-backed Afghan government and Taliban insurgents.

Afghanistan National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325

In July 2015, the government of Afghanistan launched its first UNSCR1325 National Action Plan (NAP). The main agency responsible for development, monitoring and evaluation of the NAP is the Steering Committee headed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Afghanistan-2015 Commitments

A key component of Afghanistan’s strategy relates to ensuring women’s participation in the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts, as well as other matters related to peace and security.

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