Representatives of the High School joined the National Forum “National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325”

27.06 2023

On 26-27 June 2023, representatives of the High School of Public Governance took part in the two-day National Forum “National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Implementation at the National and Local Levels in the Context of War”.

The purpose of the forum was to define the National Action Plan 1325 for the period up to 2025 at the national and local levels, as well as to provide key national and international stakeholders with an overview of the existing challenges to the implementation of the NAP 1325 at all levels and ways to effectively address them in times of war.

The two-day forum was held in the format of moderated discussions in the following areas:

  • Ensuring equal participation of women and men in decision-making on conflict prevention, conflict resolution, and post-conflict rehabilitation at all levels and in all areas, including the security and defence sector;
  • creating a gender-sensitive system for identifying security challenges, preventing such challenges and responding to them;
  • ensuring the process of post-conflict recovery, development and implementation of the transitional justice system based on the principles of equal rights and opportunities for women and men;
  • forming a system of interagency identification and response to ensure comprehensive, timely protection and access to justice for victims of gender-based violence and conflict-related sexual violence in armed conflict;
  • Providing comprehensive assistance to survivors of gender-based violence and conflict-related sexual violence, taking into account the specific needs of victims in armed conflict;
  • Ensuring developed institutional capacity of the implementers of the NAP 1325 in accordance with international standards and best local practices;
  • monitoring the implementation of the 1325 NAP in 2022.

The forum was organised at the initiative of the Government Commissioner for Gender Policy, the Office of the Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, the Ministry of Social Policy, the Ukrainian Women’s Fund, and UN Women in Ukraine (with financial support from the governments of Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada, and the United Kingdom).