Prof. Ximena Duflos-Jimenez is a registered nurse who graduated from the University of Chile’s School of Medicine. She worked abroad for 18 years as a consultant in management and marketing. Upon her return to Chile, she worked for two years as a management consultant for the Chilean Army, discovering her passion for the fields of national defence and political and strategic studies.
In addition to her R.N. degree, Prof. Jimenez holds a B.S. in hospital management from the Public Health School of the University of Chile; a B.S. and an M.S. in security and defence from the National Academy of Political and Strategies Studies (Chile); and a Master of Military Science degree in UN peacekeeping operations from the Army War College of Chile.
She has participated as a lecturer or trainer in various international seminars, workshops, conferences, and UN Peacekeeping Training Centres, focusing primarily on gender issues including women, peace, and security. She has worked with several UN entities in the UN Headquarters in New York, and other international academic organizations in Ecuador, Spain, Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Djibouti, India, Bangladesh, Norway, Sweden, Chile, Panama, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Italy.
From 2004 to 2007, she completed several OCHA courses including courses on UN civil and military coordination (Panama) and on military observers (Chile, Uruguay, and India). She also attended an executive seminar led by the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (Canada) and completed a senior officers course at the Chilean Joint Peacekeeping Operations Centre (CECOPAC), where she was a professor from 2003 to 2008.
Since 2003, she has undertaken independent studies on international relations and peacekeeping operations, focusing on such areas as civil–military coordination; police–military coordination; prevention of HIV/AIDS; child protection; GBV, SV, and SEA (in conflict and post-conflict zones); codes of conduct; protection of civilians; Security Council resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889, and 1960 on Women, Peace, and Security; the United Nations/Security Council system; and others.
In 2006, she authored the Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI) course Gender Perspectives in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, which averages 5,000 enrolments per year. She also serves as a thesis advisor for POTI’s COTIPSO programme.
During 2007–2008, she was an independent gender consultant to OSAGI, assisting in the development of two POTI courses, Implementation of SCR 1325 (2000) in Latin American and the Caribbean and Implementation of SCR 1325 (2000) in Africa. During 2009–2010, she was a consultant to the Club of Madrid, serving as an expert on the implementation of SCR 1325 (2000), and working on projects in Andean Latin America and the Horn of Africa.
Since 2005, she has been an active member of IAPTC (International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres) and has served as president of the civil component. She is also an active member of Women in International Security (WIIS) of Georgetown University, the Community of Practice (COP) of the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW), and Amnesty International’s Stop Violence Against Women campaign.
She is the author of many articles, papers, and studies on gender and women, peace, and security issues. She is of French nationality and speaks English, French, and Spanish and understands Italian and Portuguese. She is a competitive runner of half marathons (21 KM), an amateur painter, and writer.