This year marks the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. In 2015, the Security Council will convene a High-level Review to assess progress in implementing the resolution. In preparation for the 2015 High-level Review, the Secretary-General has commissioned a global study on the implementation of resolution 1325. The study will highlight examples of good practice, implementation gaps and challenges, and priorities for action.

As one of the civil society drafters of UN resolution 1325 in 2000, Sanam N. Anderlini will share her reflections on the status of the Women, Peace and Security agenda and what effect the Global Study may have. FOKUS and PRIO invite Norwegian civil society organizations, researchers and other stakeholders to a discussion with Sanam N. Anderlini on how to drive the women, peace and security agenda forward.


09:00 Welcome and short introduction by Jon Rian, FOKUS
09:10 Sanam N. Anderlini: Reflections on the status of the Women, Peace and Security agenda and the relevance of the Global Study
09:40 Comments by Torunn L. Tryggestad, PRIO
09:50 Questions and Discussion

About the speaker

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini is the Founder and Executive Director of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) that specializes in opening political space for women in conflict situations. She served as a key expert in the drafting of the UN Security Council resolution 1325 in the year 2000. For nearly two decades she has been a leading international activist, researcher, trainer and writer on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. In 2011, she was the first Senior Expert on Gender and Inclusion on the UN’s Mediation Standby Team. Since 2005, she has also provided strategic guidance to key UN agencies, the UK government and NGOs worldwide. Between 2008 – 2010, Ms. Anderlini was Lead Consultant for a UNDP global initiative with a focus on men’s experiences in crisis settings. She was appointed to the Civil Society Advisory Group on Resolution 1325, chaired by Mary Robinson in 2010. In 2013, she was appointed to the Working Group on Gender and Inclusion of the Sustainable Development Network for the post-2015 agenda. For more info about Sanam N. Anderlin visit:

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