POTI And UN Women

In collaboration with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the Peace Operations Training Institute offers a three-course suite on the Implementation of the Security Council resolutions on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

In continued support of these emblematic resolutions, the Peace Operations Training Institute and UN Women have partnered together to develop and distribute a unique e-learning opportunity.

UN Under-Secretary-General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, calls each course “a practical tool for policy decision makers, practitioners, and civil society to understand the impact of conflict on women, and women’s role as drivers of conflict as well as agents of change in peace and security efforts.” In her foreword to the courses, she writes that this e-learning experience strives to “support governments, regional and international stakeholders, and civil society in promoting gender-responsive peacebuilding and post-conflict recovery.”

The year 2015 marked the 15th Anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325. In October 2000, the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 1325, which signalled a turning point in understanding and recognizing the role of women and girls in issues of peace and security. Subsequent resolutions, including Security Council resolutions 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), and 2122 (2013), reaffirmed the Security Council’s commitment to women’s rights.

This three-course suite aims to raise awareness of the seven Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security in order to build capacities for their implementation and to promote sustainable practices and policies at the regional and national levels. Each course focuses on the efforts, challenges, and prospects of this agenda in one respective region of the world: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our Thanks

This programme is funded by  Global Affairs Canada’s Peace and Stabilization Operations Programme  & the Danish Ministry of Defence.

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