Civil Society Recommendations on the Implementation of UN SCR 1325 in Europe

On 7th–8th September 2009 under the Initiative for Peacebuilding (IfP), the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) and International Alert jointly organised a civil society conference on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in Europe. The conference brought together representatives of civil society organisations from 18 countries across Europe – from Norway to Cyprus, and from Northern Ireland to Latvia – to share good practices and experiences of how they have advocated for SCR 1325 at the national level and, in some cases, played a role in the development, implementation and monitoring of national action plans. The following list of recommendations is in two parts, with the first part focusing on the issue of National Action Plans, and the second part addressing the EU institutions more specifically. These recommendations were drafted during the civil society conference, and have also benefitted from wide consultation with civil society networks in Europe and beyond.

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