Chile-2015 Commitments

Committed to strengthening the institutional policy of Chile’s Ministry of National Defence by mainstreaming gender in all predeployment training for peacekeeping operations in which they are involved.

Monitor accountability regarding gender violence among staff serving in United Nations peacekeeping operations within two years, and appoint gender advisers and a national focal point for the implementation of resolution 1325 (2000) in relevant ministries and departments within one year, as well as for receiving and sending information to and from missions.

Establish an observatory, consisting of representatives of civil society, to report on progress in implementing resolution 1325 (2000) in-country.

2016 Update:

Chilean women will participate as observers in the United Nations Mission in Colombia.

The implementation of Chile’s 2nd NAP includes the provision of gender-sensitive training for forces deployed on peacekeeping missions.

The Representative of Chile did not address any efforts taken to address SGBV violations or inaugurate the accountability instrument promised in 2015.

2017 Update:

Chile expresses its support for the initiatives related to the voluntary compact to end sexual exploitation and abuse, which Chile has signed, the appointment of the victims’ rights advocate, the Senior Women Talent Pipeline initiative, and the strategy for the equal participation of men and women in the Organization.

The second National Action Plan is now in full implementation, with a strong emphasis on education and staff training. Chile co-sponsored resolution 2242 (2015), promoted by Spain, and is a founding member of the Women, Peace and Security National Focal Points Network.

Equal opportunity and the empowerment of women has been a key pillar of Chilean gender agenda, which has made solid progress such as the incorporation of gender equality in electoral reform, and which requires that at least 40 per cent of candidates running for Congress be women. Chile promotes and protects women’s rights in armed conflict, especially given the need to increase women’s participation in decision-making related to international peace and security. That is how Chile bolsters women’s presence in peace missions both in Haiti and in Colombia’s special political mission.

2018 Update:


Chile is focused on the development of a third-generation plan for 2019- 2022, with a view to strengthening the role of women in negotiation, mediation, peacemaking and peacebuilding.

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