Spain participates in high level week at the United Nations
Meeting of the Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Networks entitled "Towards full participation"
26/09/2019

​The State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mr Fernando Valenzuela, has participated in the Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network, and has launched a Spanish-Finnish initiative called "Commitment 2025". Said initiative, which has been already signed by Namibia, Norway, Germany, Bulgaria, Uruguay, Belgium and the United Kingdom, establishes 10 specific commitments for States and 5 petitions addressed to the United Nations aimed at guaranteeing women's full and effective participation in all peace processes by 2025.

The meeting of the Focal Points Network was held under the motto “Towards full participation” and it has been aimed, among others, at encouraging more countries and organisations to join this initiative launched by Spain in 2016 in New York.

Finally, at the meeting, the focal points discussed how regional organizations could establish monitoring and accountability mechanisms to strengthen their role as drivers of the implementation of Member States' Plans of Action, and they also reflected on how to better connect gender and disarmament issues, and how said regional organizations could support those efforts that concern the entire international community.

 

 

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