Serbia NAP Overview

Serbia launched its second National Action Plan on the implementation of UNSCR1325 in 2017 for the 2017-2020 period. Representatives of public administration and local self-government bodies, academia, civil society organisations and independent male and female experts, as members of the Working Group, participated in the NAP development. The Plan takes into account the results of the evaluations of the implementation of the previous National Action Plan (2010-2015), undertaken by civil society organisations. The Serbian NAP calls for establishing the Operational Body, a single reporting model and Focal Points for the implementation of the National Action Plan at all levels of its implementation in the next five years.

Serbia has a recent history of conflict as part of the former Yugoslavia in the late 1990s. The NAP refers to it in the introduction: “The crimes perpetrated against members of Serbian people and the citizens of Serbia during the armed conflicts in the Republic of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Kosovo and Metohija are strongly condemned; regret and solidarity with the victims of the NATO bombing is expressed; all international actors are invited to fully investigate and properly punish the perpetrators of crimes against the Serbian people and the citizens of Serbia and seek solutions that will ensure that these kinds of casualties will never occur again.”

The NAP includes good and specific descriptions of objectives, actions, actors and timelines, as well as measurable indicators to assess its implementation; it mentions disarmament briefly in terms of increasing the presence of women in the process of planning and implementation of disarmament, peacebuilding and reconstruction of society. For each activity, the Plan also identifies financial resources for implementation.

At the 23 April 2019 high-level WPS Commitments event, Serbia committed to creating a new NAP.

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