The lead story in this issue of the GPS Update is the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, including an analysis by Torunn L. Tryggestad, Director of the PRIO Centre and Gender, Peace and Security, of the Global Study on the implementation of the resolution.

In this issue you can also read about other events related to the Women, Peace and Security agenda and the launch of the Nordic Women Mediators' Network.

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The PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is an electronic newsletter launched by the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security in response to growing interest among the public for information about women, peace and security issues. The newsletter will keep readers informed of the latest developments both internationally and in Norway in relation to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security and subsequent resolutions.

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