This year marks the 20th anniversary of the unanimous adoption by the United Nations Security Council of Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) on Women, Peace and Security. This is an excellent opportunity to reflect on the progress achieved in advancing the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda in the Euro-Atlantic area and beyond, and to identify the challenges that lie ahead. Over the years, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) has been consistently upholding and promoting the principle that women and men are equal partners in the pursuit of peace and security. 

This year again, the NATO PA and its members demonstrate their continuous commitment to this central tenet of security. Importantly, the Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security (CDS) will adopt a report on Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda by Ulla Schmidt (Germany) as well as a resolution on this crucial topic during the 2020 Annual Session. 

Parliamentarians have an essential role to play in advocating for and advancing the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. We are therefore delighted to invite you on behalf of the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Attila Mesterhazy (Hungary), to a webinar entitled UNSCR 1325 at 20: Achievements and Remaining Challenges in Implementing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, taking place just two days ahead of the anniversary. We expect this webinar to last about two hours, including a presentation of about 10 minutes for each speaker, followed by a Q&A session with participants.

Thursday 29 October 2020
15:00 to 17:00, Brussels time/GMT+2
Attila Mesterhazy, NATO PA President

Clare Hutchinson, NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security 
Vice-Admiral Louise Dedichen, NATO Military Representative for Norway 
Cristina M. Finch, Head, Gender and Security Division, DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance    

The webinar will be available on the NATO PA YouTube channel after the event. 
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