First High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes

Organized by PRIO, UNDPA and Crisis Management Initiative (CMI)

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Time: Thu 20 (08:30) - Fri 21 (18:00) June 2013
Place: Voksenåsen Culture and Conference Hotel, Ullveien 4, Voksenkollen, Oslo

​​​​​Promoting women’s effective participation in conflict mediation and addressing their specific needs in peacemaking efforts is a hig​h priority for the United Nations and Member States since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security. However, in spite of many global and regional commitments and initiatives, the number of women and gender experts involved in formal peacemaking processes remains rather low, and few peace agreements include gender-relevant provisions or harness the resources women may contribute to reach more sustainable peace. 

The overall objective of the High-level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes for envoys, mediators and senior mediation experts, is therefore to generate more consultative processes by promoting women’s effective participation and building inclusive, gender-sensitive mediation capacity at international, re​gional and national levels. The Seminar will introduce practical "how-to" strategies and tools for more inclusive peace process design, as well as options for gender–relevant provisions, including specific language, for the key thematic areas of peace agreements. ​​

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