As part of the common Nordic commitment to gender equality, sustainable peace and development, and to UN peace operations, the Nordic Embassies in Cairo together with the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA) and the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), organized a roundtable discussion about women’s leadership on 1 July. Egypt is a major and valued partner in peace missions globally. The event was held at the Swedish Ambassador’s Residence and coincided with Sweden taking over the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in July.
The event saw high-level participation from several key actors in the field of sustainable peace and security development in Egypt and the region, including from Maj. General Kristin Lund, Head of Mission and Chief of Staff, UNTSO. CCCPA moderated the event.
During the roundtable, participants discussed topics such as strengthening the global commitment to gender equality and effective leadership. Moreover, the event showcased what distinguishes women’s leadership and how it has made, and will continue to make, a difference in efforts to pursue sustainable peace and development, through peace making and peace building.
“I would like to underline the UN Secretary General comments on International Women’s Day (March 8 2018): This is about power, we live still in a male dominated culture and until power is fairly shared, the world will remain out of balance. Investing in women will make peace agreements stronger, societies more resilient and economies more vigorous,” said Maj. General Kristin Lund, Head of Mission and Chief of Staff, UNTSO.