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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



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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