Togo adopted its first National Action Plan (NAP) in 2011 for the period 2011-2016. The NAP does not specify which government entity was responsible for the development of the NAP. The NAP identifies its overall objective as increasing women’s participation in all levels of decision-making in conflict prevention, management, and resolution as well as in peacebuilding processes. The NAP additionally identifies short, medium, and long-term objectives, only some of which have corresponding indicators. The monitoring and evaluation framework of the NAP consists of periodical meetings of the Steering Committee, which consists of women civil society organizations and pertinent government entities, mid-term review of the activities, and monitoring reports. The NAP does not have an allocated budget.
Togo reported on the implementation of its NAP in its national reporting for Beijing+25 and in preparation for CSW64 (2020). Specifically, the country indicated that it had adopted a NAP for the period 2018-2022 (p. 61).
Togo gained independence from France in 1960, after an extensive period of colonial rule under the German, British, and French empires. Togo does not have a recent history of armed conflict, but experienced multiple military coups throughout its history. In 2019, Togo was among the top 5 countries in the world with the biggest increase in their military expenditure, with a 70% increase in its military spending. Togo is also a major contributor to peacekeeping operations.
At the multilateral level, Togo most recently served as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2012-2013.