October 04, 2017 At the end of September, Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, joined the growing list of International Gender Champions (IGC), as he was awarded the title at a special ceremony held in his office. IGC is a network of senior leaders of the UN Secretariat, funds, programs and agencies, Member States, local governments, private sector leaders and civil... Read more
September 30, 2017 One of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) UN Security Council Resolutions that specifically focuses on countering violent extremism is Resolution 2242. The 2015 resolution calls for greater integration by Member States and the UN of their agendas on WPS, counter-terrorism, and countering violent extremism. It urges UN Member States to ensure the participation and leadership of women and women’s... Read more
September 22, 2017 J. Ann Tickner is Professor Emerita in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the School of International Service at American University, Washington DC and Professor of Politics and International Relations in the Gender, Peace and Security Centre at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Her principle areas of... Read more
September 19, 2017 In the photo above, a female UN Police officer jokes around with a colleague at the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)’s celebration for the 2010 International Day of Peace in El Fasher, Sudan.
International Peace Day is tomorrow—September 21, 2017. We want to know: what does peace and security look like to you? Let us know how you’re creating your own #securefuture... Read more