Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council: 2016

This policy brief outlines the findings from the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security’s (NGOWG) monitoring and analysis of the United Nations (UN) Security Council’s daily work over the course of 2016. The recommendations build on our well-established policy guidance project, the Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security, as well as broader advocacy over the course of 2016.
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We are pleased to share our latest publication: Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council: 2016.

This policy brief outlines the findings from the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security’s monitoring and analysis of the United Nations Security Council’s daily work over the course of 2016.

Our analysis of the work of the Security Council over the past year reveals some important trends:
The Security Council is improving in its attention to women, peace and security in emerging or recurring crisis situations; in 2016, 58% of resolutions and presidential statements on crisis situations addressed women, peace and security.

Historically, reports on peacekeeping and political missions have failed to include women, peace and security recommendations, thus missing an opportunity to influence Security Council action; this past year there was an improvement in this area with 47% of reports on peacekeeping and political missions making at least one recommendation on women, peace and security.

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