Luxembourg adopted its first National Action Plan (NAP) in 2018 for the period 2018-2023. The NAP was developed by Luxembourg’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, with input from civil society. Luxembourg’s NAP is a continuation of and reflects the commitments of the country’s National Action Plan on Gender Equality, which was implemented during the 2015-2018 period. The NAP is organized around the four pillars of UNSCR 1325 (participation, prevention, protection, and resolution and recovery), and identifies gender equality as a “prerequisite” for peace and security as well as an “essential condition” for sustainable development. Additionally, the NAP indicates that Luxembourg’s action plan is directly linked to the 2030 Agenda, with particular emphasis on SDGs 5 and 16 on gender equality and peace and justice, respectively. The NAP approaches WPS implementation both domestically and internationally. While the NAP does not address disarmament, it does touch upon the gendered socioeconomic impacts of cluster munitions and anti-personnel mines. Additionally, the NAP has an implementation matrix, but does not include an allocated budget.
Luxembourg does not have a recent history of armed conflict, but was a founding member of NATO. The country is also a contributing member to Eurocorps, a multinational and intergovernmental military corps, which remains at the disposal of the EU and NATO. Luxembourg is among the few countries to have legislation banning public and private financial institutions from investing in cluster munitions. Nevertheless, a 2016 report demonstrated that Luxembourg has significant gaps in its banking regulations to prohibit banks from financing and investing in the production and transfer of internationally banned weapons or arms.
At the multilateral level, Luxembourg most recently served as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2013-2014.