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(Part 2) 10-Year Anniversary of the Establishment of the Mandate on Sexual Violence in Conflict
30 Oct 2019 -  In 2009, the United Nations Security Council established a mandate dedicated to preventing and addressing the scourge of conflict-related sexual violence, which it recognized as a threat to security and an impediment to sustainable and inclusive peace. In the years that followed, few issues have managed to arrest the collective conscience and galvanize the international community like the issue of wartime rape and the social stigmatization faced by survivors, in a climate of prevailing impunity. The past decade has seen intensified advocacy and action, leading to dramatic normative, institutional and operational progress. This milestone anniversary is a chance to take stock of the factors that have enabled progress and to set the stage for a new decade of concerted effort.

A SURVIVORS’ HEARING
Survivors of conflict-related sexual violence from several past and current conflicts will have the opportunity to testify at the United Nations Headquarters and to make recommendations for change

THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE GLOBAL FUND FOR SURVIVORS OF CONFLICT-RELATED SEXUAL VIOLENCE
2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Ms. Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege, alongside the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict will outline plans for a new victim assistance fund and

STATEMENTS FROM:
- The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina Mohammed
- Prime Minister of the United Kingdom’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
- Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Margot Wallström
- Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura
- Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Ms. Fatou Bensouda State Secretary of Norway, Ms. Tone Skogen

With remarks from UN Action principals as well as Panel Discussions with Civil Society and commitments by Member States and Regional Groups.

Master of Ceremony: United Nations Resident Correspondent CBS News, Ms. Pamela Falk