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Austria Federal Ministry for European & International Affairs
Vienna, August 2007
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UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace & Security
AUSTRIAN ACTION PLAN ON IMPLEMENTING UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 1325
The Austrian Federal Government confirms its commitment to the objectives of SC Resolution 1325 (2000) and has for this purpose included the Resolution’s provisions in the government programme as a focus of international peace efforts. The UN Secretary-General as early as 2004 called upon the UN Member States to prepare their own national action plans to implement the Resolution, which was last reaffirmed in a statement of the Security Council Chairman on 7 March 2007.
The Austrian Action Plan shows the commitment of the Austrian Government to implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) in the humanitarian, diplomatic, peacekeeping and development-policy activities of Austria and strengthens cross-departmental cooperation on this topic.
Important objectives of the Austrian Action Plan on implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000), on Women, Peace & Security are as follows:
§ -Increasing the participation of women in the promotion of peace and the resolution of conflicts, in particular by supporting local peace initiatives of women;
§ -Preventing gender-based violence and protecting the needs and rights of women and girls within the scope of peace missions, humanitarian operations, as well as in refugee and IDP camps;
§ Increasing representation of Austrian women in international peace operations as well as in decision-making positions in international and European organisations.
Measures to be taken to this end include:
- Political commitment and activities of Austria at international and regional levels;
- Specific activities to support women and girls in post-conflict regions;
- Specific human resources management with the aim to increase the representation of women among deployed personnel as well as to consistently pursue a “zero tolerance policy” on sexual abuse and prostitution.
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