Today in Vancouver, at the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the launch of a new initiative, named after the trailblazing Canadian feminist icon Elsie MacGill, to help increase women's participation in peacekeeping operations. In the same
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Leadership & political participation
At the Security Council today, a senior United Nations official called on Member States, regional organizations and civil society for greater partnership to boost women's participation at all levels and help ensure UN peace efforts are stronger and more sustainable.
To amplify the voices of women, women human rights defenders and women's organizations in conflict-affected settings, UN Women has convened a group of 12 Champions on Women, Peace and Security and Human Rights.