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In 2010, UN Women and the UN Global Compact joined forces to help companies worldwide to promote gender equality in the workforce and society. Consequently, the Women’s Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business (WEPs) came into being.
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This publication provides information on companies’ opportunities to promote women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.
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The resolution underlines the role that the youth plays in conflict prevention and resolution and calls for the Secretary General’s and his Special Representative’s action to take into consideration the opinion of youth in security related discussions and support their equal and full participation in decision making process.
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Focuses on accountability for perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict; stresses women’s political and economic empowerment.
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Establishes the Informal Experts Group (IEG); addresses persistent obstacles to implementation including financing and institutional reforms; focuses on greater integration of the agendas on WPS and counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism; calls for improved Security Council working methods on WPS.
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Addresses persistent gaps in implementing the WPS agenda; positions gender equality and women’s empowerment as critical to international peace and security; recognizes the differential impact of all violations in conflict on women and girls, and calls for consistent application of WPS across the Security Council’s work.
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Establishes a monitoring and reporting mechanism on sexual violence in conflict.
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Stresses the need to strengthen implementation and establishes indicators for the monitoring of resolution 1325; calls for the Secretary-General to submit a report to the Security Council on women’s participation and inclusion in peacebuilding.
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Strengthens efforts to end sexual violence in conflict by establishing a Special Representative of the Secretary-General and team of experts on rule of law and sexual violence in conflict, deploying expertise and improving coordination among stakeholders involved in addressing conflict-related sexual violence.
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Recognizes sexual violence as a tactic of war and a matter of international peace and security that necessitates a security response.
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Affirms the importance of the participation of women and the inclusion of gender perspectives in peace negotiations, humanitarian planning, peacekeeping operations, and post-conflict peacebuilding and governance.
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“The first step” is the publication of 8 stories written by Abkhazian, Ossetian and Georgian writers supported by UN Women Georgia Country Office. The stories talk about women’s role in peace and security and confidence building. Before publishing the stories, Abkazian, Georgian and Ossetian writers had a workshop in Istanbul, Turkey in October 2014.