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Women, Peace and Security Commitments in the UN Security Council

Norway has partnered with fellow Security Council members to advance the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in the work of the Council

Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Niger, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Albania, Brazil, France and Gabon, as well as Ecuador, Japan, Malta and Switzerland have signed on to a Statement of Shared Commitments to prioritize Women, Peace and Security in systematic ways during their respective Presidencies of the UN Security Council.

Among other things, this initiative has resulted in a full year cycle of WPS Commitments in all Presidencies of the 10 elected members of the Council (E10) from Fall 2021-2022, demonstrating cross-regional support for strengthened implementation of WPS in the Council.

The Statement of Shared Commitments is a first step in beginning to institutionalize how the Council involves civil society in its work - particularly, doing so in a safe, inclusive and meaningful way. The Commitments are open to all Presidencies to join, with the aim of making it a continuing initiative.

Read more about the concrete commitments in the document below.