- Opening Remarks
- The updated 1325 Action Plan and its implementation
- Implementing the WPS agenda in the international response to the reconstruction of Ukraine
"Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014 civilians have suffered unfathomably and the impact of the war continues to grow in scale and severity. Since the full-scale invasion in February 2022, civilians have been killed, nearly 14 million people have fled or become internally displaced and for those left in the country, basic services have been disrupted and the threats of attacks ever present.
As in all conflicts, women and girls suffer disproportionally in Ukraine, falling victims of conflict related sexual violence and human trafficking. However, women are also taking active part in the military protection, in emergency response as well as in peacebuilding, mediation, and in monitoring the human rights situation in the country.
The launch of the Ukrainian updated WPS National Action plan provides an opportunity to reflect on the WPS agenda in practice, learning from the experience of the Ukrainian government and civil society in updating and implementing the plan. It is also an opportunity for Member States to take stock of how to include the WPS agenda in the international response in the reconstruction of Ukraine."
Extract for the organizer's concept note