UN Security Council Resolution 1889
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Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 1889 on October 5, 2009 on the occasion of an open debate marking the 9th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000), the Security Council reaffirmed its commitment to the women, peace, and security agenda. Resolution 1889 aims to strengthen the implementation and monitoring of 1325. The resolution reiterates its mandate for increased participation of women during all stages of peace and decision-making processes and reinforces its call for the protection of women and girls during armed conflict. Resolution 1889 key provisions include:
- Urges for the participation of women in peace processes, particularly in conflict resolution, post-conflict planing and peacebuilding.
- Emphasizes the responsibility of States to protect women and girls in armed conflict, including from sexual violence, and to prosecute perpetrators of violence.
- Calls for the inclusions of provisions related to gender equality and women’s empowerment when renewing the mandates of United Nations missions.
- Requests that all country reports to the Security Council include information on the impact of armed conflict on women and girls, and their needs in post-conflict situations.
- Encourages States to design strategies to address the needs of women and girls during post-conflict situations, including access to education, socio-economic conditions, and gender equality.
- Calls for the protection of women and girls in refugee camps and secure humanitarian access.
- Requests the Secretary-General to submit a set of indicators to track the implementation of resolution 1325.
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