Promoting gender equality, empowering women and girls
On October 29, the UN Security Council held an open discussion session on "Women, Peace and Security", focusing on reviewing and evaluating the implementation of Resolution 1325 and relevant resolutions in the context of preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this Resolution.
Speaking before over 90 UN member countries, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy - Head of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations - expressed his appreciation for the tireless efforts of the nations, the United Nations and regional and international organizations in the implementation of the Women's, Peace and Security agenda.
In order to effectively implement this program, the Ambassador said that the political will of member states in carrying out specific commitments and actions, together with the cooperation and support of the United Nations and other International organizations through information exchange, experience sharing promoting gender equality and women's empowerment play a prerequisite role.
Vietnam constantly promotes gender equality, empowering women and girls. Photo: LAD
Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy emphasized the participation of women in all stages of peaceful processes, especially in the post-conflict reconstruction process. He also shared Vietnam's experience in strengthening the important role and participation of Vietnamese women in the process of reconstruction and development after the country's independence and reunification, such as participate in overcoming the consequences of war, clearing mines and unexploded ordnance, making a positive contribution to ensuring safety and livelihoods for population communities.
According to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, besides the achievements of promoting women's participation and leadership in peaceful processes (especially in Yemen, Guinea-Bisau and Syria) Promote gender equality and empower women and girls. But there are still challenges for women in armed conflict such as sexual violence, the impact of climate change, leadership participation and women's peacekeeping activities. still low.
The Secretary-General's report said women make up only 4.2% of the United Nations peacekeeping missions. In 2018, although the average rate of women in parliament around the world increased to 24.3%, in conflict and post-conflict countries, this ratio was only 19%. The Secretary-General of the United Nations also called on countries to implement their commitments, focusing on promoting gender equality and empowering women.
Group of Vietnamese female MPs.
At the meeting, the United Nations member countries emphasized the importance of the goal of ensuring gender equality and increasing the participation of women in decision-making processes in the context of preparing to celebrate many events. This includes the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Action Program, and the 20th anniversary of the Security Council's resolution 1325.
Countries share good practices and initiatives being implemented to fully and effectively implement the Agenda for Women, Peace and Security; at the same time emphasizing the priority of conflict prevention and solving emerging challenges.
At the open discussion session, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 2492 by consensus. The resolution focuses on calling on member states and the international community to commit to implementing the agenda for Women, Peace and Security and priorities for ensuring and promoting full, public participation. equal and meaningful women in the peace process.