As Ukraine’s National Action Plan for the period 2016-2020 timeframe came to an end, Ukraine drafted a new plan for the period 2020-2025 that could provide solutions to existing and emerging challenges and problems. As of 2022, the context of the NAP implementation is being further shaped by the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea. The second Ukrainian NAP also situates itself within the context of some achievements from the previous NAP, including changes to institutional policies and enhanced protection for women and girls affected by armed conflict. Two of the principles guiding the NAP revolve around ensuring timely responses to challenges and results-oriented monitoring of the NAP. To this end, given the new context of the 2022 Russian invasion, the Ukrainian government will be updating its NAP to respond to the invasion and its associated impacts.  (Page 2)

Ukraine adopted its first National Action Plan (NAP) in 2016 for the period 2016-2020. The NAP was developed through the joint efforts between different national institutions reporting to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The NAP includes six pillars of action: peacekeeping and peace-protecting activities; women’s participation in peacebuilding; prevention of conflicts and violence; protection of women and girls affected by conflicts; provision of assistance and rehabilitation of people affected by conflicts; and monitoring efforts. The NAP approaches the implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda both domestically and internationally, with the overall goal to eliminate cultural barriers that hinder the full participation of women in all aspects of negotiations and resolution of conflicts and/or matters of peace and security. The NAP includes a detailed monitoring and evaluation framework, including an allocated budget.  

At the multilateral level, Ukraine most recently served as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2016-2017. 

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