Open Day on Women, Peace and Security
23 October 2014
- UN Women Georgia in cooperation with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office and the UN Department of Political Affairs organizes the ‘Open Day on Women, Peace and Security’ on October 23, 2014 in Tbilisi.
The event attended by the Deputy Vice-Speaker of Parliament Manana Kobakhidze, the Chair the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee Eka Beselia, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees Gvantsa Shengelia, UN Resident Coordinator Niels Scott, the Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Georgia Simon Wolken and the UN Women Represenetive in Georgia Erika Kvapilova, among others, provided an opportunity for over 50 representatives of civil society organizations, women from conflict-affected areas and IDP women to engage in a dialogue, voice their concerns, needs, priorities and share the recommendations to accelerate the implementation of UN SCR 1325 in the country.
The primary goal of the Open Day was to collect the inputs, examples of good practice and recommendations from women that would ensure and strengthen women’s role in conflict prevention and resolution, increase effective participation of women in peacebuilding and decision-making and improve an overall implementation of the commitments under NAP for UN SCR1325, which Georgia adopted and is being implementing since 2011. The outcomes of the meeting will inform the UN Secretary General’s Annual Report to the Security Council and to the High-level Review of the implementation of UNSR 1325 in 2015, when we will be commemorating the 15th Anniversary of UN SCR 1325.
The Open Day on Women, Peace and Security is an inter-agency group’s initiative to observe and have documented experiences on the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution (UN SCR) on Women, Peace and Security #1325 (2000). The practice of organizing “Open Days” has been established across the world since the first events organized in connection with the 10th anniversary of UN SCR 1325 in 2010.