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.