- Iceland’s National Action Plan has been in place for almost three years. Preparations are underway to revise the plan for adoption next year. This will be done through a participatory, transparent process involving political leaders at the highest level, all relevant government agencies and civil society. The plan will contain specific goals, clear indicators and a transparent monitoring mechanism. It will also take fully into account pertinent Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. My government has also undertaken projects to highlight, strengthen and implement resolution 1325. Particular effort has been focused on women’s empowerment. The Gender Equality Training Programme is an international training programme, run in cooperation with the University of Iceland, with the explicit purpose of promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment through education and training. It is our hope that the programme, now on its second year, with fellows from Afghanistan and Palestine, will in due course be recognised as an official United Nations University Programme, making it the fourth such programme located in Iceland.
Commitments made October 26, 2010 (see SC Open Debate)
- Iceland will commit to adopting and implementing a new and updated National Action Plan that focuses on UNSCR 1325, as well as subsequent resolutions. This will be done through a participatory, transparent process that involves the highest level of political leadership, all relevant government agencies and civil society. The updated National Action Plan will be published in 2011 and will contain specified goals, clear indicators and a transparent monitoring mechanism.
Prior commitments made September 25, 2010 (see full statement)