Tracking and analyzing WPS in the Security Council

Led by Louise Olsson
Mar 2021 - Dec 2021

​Are we moving from rhetoric to impactful action by integrating Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in regular UN Security Council resolutions?

​ This is important as our initial data induates that WPS language often remains generic and of low priority, thereby negatively affecting the ability to obtain an effect on the ground in conflict areas. To address that problem, this project tracks and analyzes WPS language as resolutions get adopted in 2021 and by back-coding to 2015 when the Global Study and UN Security Council resolution 2242 both underlined the need for in-depth analysis of the Council's own efforts to realize the WPS agenda. Thereby, the novel data provided by this project gives us detailed information about current developments and allows us to develop strategies for effective ways forward.


GPS Policy Brief

Chang, Patty & Louise Olsson (2023) Women, Peace and Security in Decisions on International Peace and Security: Trajectory and Quality of Integration in UN Security Council Resolutions, 2015–2021, GPS Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Obermeier, Anna Marie & Louise Olsson (2022) The UN Security Council and Women’s Full, Equal and Meaningful Participation: Data on Invited Briefers to Council Deliberations, 2015–2021, GPS Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

Popular Article

Olsson, Louise & Patty Chang (2022) Moving from Paper to Practice on UN Security Council Language on Women, Peace, and Security in Conflict-affected Contexts, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research: Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace, Equitable Development and Migration, 9 March.
Chang, Patty & Louise Olsson (2021) Advancing Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council: Critical Choices for Elected Member States, IPI Global Observatory, 7 October.

PRIO Paper

Olsson, Louise; Patty Chang; Torunn L. Tryggestad & Peter Wallensteen (2021) Sweden as an Elected Member of the UN Security Council: Promoting Women, Peace and Security as Core Council Business, 2017–18, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

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