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Moving from a Culture of Impunity to a Culture of Deterrence: The Use of Sanctions in Addressing Sexual Violence in Conflict - Arria-Formula meeting of the Security Council called by The Kingdom of the Netherlands
22 Oct 2018 -  The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize for Peace to Ms. Nadia Murad and Dr. Dennis Mukwege on October 5 is a further recognition of the violence and injustice perpetrated against women and girls; and of the brutal targeting of the Yazidi people and women’s suffering from conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in particular. As importantly, it is a call to take decisive action against sexual violence: against ISIS, in the DRC or elsewhere.
The purpose of this Arria formula is for the Council to look at ways to better use sanctions, in support of its pursuit of accountability and as a key element of the prevention of conflict-related sexual violence. It has three objectives.
First, to take stock of the use of the present sanctions architecture and explore ways to strengthen its response to sexual violence.
Second, to collect the views of Member States on innovative ways in which the Council could use sanctions in response to listing on the Annex of the SG’s annual report. For countries where there is currently no sanctions regime in place, this could include the establishment of a country-specific sanctions regime limited to sexual violence as its single designation criterion.
Third, to keep the discussion moving forward at the Council, involving incoming members to ensure longer term follow-up.
Panelists:
- Ms. Rita Lopidia, Executive Director and Founder of EVE Organization, head of South Sudan Women’s Coalition
- H.E. Ms Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the SG on Sexual Violence in Conflict
- Dr. Rebecca Brubaker, Senior Policy Advisor at the Centre for Policy Research at UN University
- Mr. Ruben de Koning, Coordinator of the Panel of Experts on Mali and former Coordinator of the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic
- Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, Senior Director Counter Terrorism Project, former Coordinator ISIL (Da'esh), Al-Qaida and Taliban Monitoring Team
Open Live Schedule
Monday, 22 October 2018
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4) Full Live Schedule
04:00 am
10:00 (CEST) 1629th Meeting 71st Session Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Opening of Session
10:00 (CEST) 3549th Meeting 124th Session Human Rights Committee. Progress Report of Special Rapporteur
09:00 am
15:00 (CEST) 1630th Meeting 71st Session Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Informal meeting with NGOs and NHRIs
09:45 am
Security Council Media Stakeout (UNAMID).
10:00 am
Second Committee, 19th meeting - General Assembly, 73rd session.
Sixth Committee, 20th meeting - General Assembly, 73rd session.
Security Council: Sudan and South Sudan (8377th meeting).
Third Committee, 27th meeting - General Assembly, 73rd session.
Fifth Committee, 7th meeting - General Assembly, 73nd session.
First Committee, 13th meeting - General Assembly, 73rd session.
Fourth Committee, 12th meeting - General Assembly, 73rd session.
12:00 pm
Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General and the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly.
01:15 pm
Press Conference: Ms. Theresia Degener, Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
03:00 pm
Second Committee, 20th meeting - General Assembly, 73rd session.
First Committee, 14th meeting - General Assembly, 73rd session.
Third Committee, 28th meeting - General Assembly, 73rd session.
Moving from a Culture of Impunity to a Culture of Deterrence: The Use of Sanctions in Addressing Sexual Violence in Conflict - Arria-Formula meeting of the Security Council called by The Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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