Ensuring sustainable peace and economic prosperity is fundamental to the long-term security of the 57 OSCE participating States. This includes the full integration of women in all stages of the conflict cycle. For the OSCE, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) forms part of its commitments and constitute a tool in order to achieve substantive equality between men and women at all times - in societies not affected by conflict, before, during and after conflict - and to ensure that women's diverse experiences are fully taken into account in all peacemaking, peace-building, and reconstruction processes.

To date, many publications have focused on the importance of enhancing women's active role in all stages of the conflict cycle, but very little advice on concrete technical steps which are needed to effectively implement UNSCR 1325 on a national level has been offered.

This study has been launched in order to address the issues surrounding the implementation of these commitments. It contains an analysis of the 27 National Action Plans on the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in the OSCE region. The aim of the study is to provide tangible tools for action for the revision or development of such plans. It highlights common challenges and shares good practices from the OSCE region.


10:30 Opening Remarks by Helga Hernes, PRIO Senior Advisor

10:35 Introduction by Ambassador Miroslava Beham, OSCE Senior Adviser on Gender Issues

10:50 Presentation of the report by Christin Ormhaug, PRIO Researcher

11:10 Comments by Bjørg Skotnes, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Coordinator for Women, Peace and Security

11:20 Q&A

12:00 End of seminar