Leaders commit to taking more action
for the world's women
01 October 2010
On 25 September in New York, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Mary Robinson and the Governments of Austria, Bangladesh, Chile, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, United Kingdom and Canada co-convened the "Ministerial Meeting on Security Council Resolution 1325: A Call to Action."
The meeting introduced the idea of UN Member States committing to new, time-bound and measurable actions to implement UNSCR 1325, and generated significant momentum towards implementing the women, peace and security agenda articulated in Security Council Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889.
Mary Robinson chaired the meeting in her capacity as co-chair of the Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) to the UN on Women, Peace and Security. CSAG advises the High-Level Steering Committee of the heads of United Nations agencies and entities on ensuring a coherent and coordinated approach to implementing UNSCR 1325 within the UN system. CSAG advocates for the full participation of women???s groups and civil society in the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda and is staffed by Realizing Rights, The Institute for Inclusive Security and the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security.