Defence Minister Grete Faremo at the Security Council debate on women, peace and security. Photo: Scan News/Cia Pak
Women, peace and security, ten years on
Defence Minister Grete Faremo presented Norway’s statement to the Security Council when the UN marked the 10 year anniversary for the groundbreaking Security Council resolution on women, peace and security – SCR 1325. Faremo asked the Security Council to show leadership in implementing all resolutions on women, peace and security.
In concrete terms the Defence Minister encouraged the Security Council to endorse the Secretary General’s indicators and make the prosecution of perpetrators a political priority.
In her statement, the Minister presented a series of concrete measure that Norway will undertake to strengthen the follow up resolution 1325. Faremo announced that The Norwegian government will immediately make USD 1 million available for the UN’s new gender entity, UN Women, in order to promote women’s participation in peace processes, including as mediators.
On the eve of the Security Council debate Norway and the Security Council president Uganda co-hosted an event at the International Peace Institute (IPI). On the podium were Defence Minister Faremo, Ugandas Deputy Prime Minister Eriya Kategaya, UN Womens leader Michelle Bachelet og the award-winning film producer Abigail Disney.