UN / WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY

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Addressing the Security Council annual debate on women, peace and security Secretary-General António Guterres said, “today, women’s leadership is a cause, tomorrow, it must be the norm,” stressing that “we can no longer exclude one half of humanity from international peace and security.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 21 OCTOBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

21 OCTOBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shots, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Too often, women remain on the periphery of formal peace processes. And they’re largely excluded from rooms where decisions are made. Today, women’s leadership is a cause, tomorrow, it must be the norm. We can no longer exclude one half of humanity from international peace and security.”
4. Wide shot, Council
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The power imbalance between men and women remains the most stubborn and persistent of all inequalities. It finds its expression in many ways. In the rising rates of violence and misogyny that women and girls face in every society. In the extreme under-representation of women in decision-making positions. And certainly, in the myriad challenges faced by women in situations of conflict.”
6. Wide shot, Council
7. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Last month, the Deputy Secretary-General travelled to Somalia to support the 30 percent quota for women in the upcoming elections there. Upon her return, she was met with expressions of support from Council members. The time has come to transform these words of support into action – not just in Somalia, but across all countries under discussion at this Council.”
8. Med shot, delegates
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Sima Sami Bahous, Executive Director, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women):
“It has been 21 years since you passed Security Council resolution 1325 in this very chamber. Yet, we still meet to discuss the limited progress made. The doors that Security Council resolution 1325 was meant to burst open have let in only a glimmer of light. As women, as peacebuilders, as development practitioners, we take that glimmer, and we fight.”
10. Wide shot, Council

STORYLINE:

Addressing the Security Council annual debate on women, peace and security today (21 Oct), Secretary-General António Guterres said, “today, women’s leadership is a cause, tomorrow, it must be the norm,” stressing that “we can no longer exclude one half of humanity from international peace and security.”

Guterres said, “too often, women remain on the periphery of formal peace processes. And they’re largely excluded from rooms where decisions are made.”

He said, “the power imbalance between men and women remains the most stubborn and persistent of all inequalities. It finds its expression in many ways. In the rising rates of violence and misogyny that women and girls face in every society. In the extreme under-representation of women in decision-making positions. And certainly, in the myriad challenges faced by women in situations of conflict.”

The Secretary-General noted that upon Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s return from Somalia, where she travelled last month to support the 30 percent quota for women in the upcoming elections, “she was met with expressions of support from Council members.”

He said, “the time has come to transform these words of support into action – not just in Somalia, but across all countries under discussion at this Council.”

UN Women Executive Director Sima Sami Bahous told the Council that 21 years since it adopted resolution 1325, “we still meet to discuss the limited progress made.”

She said, “the doors that Security Council resolution 1325 was meant to burst open have let in only a glimmer of light. As women, as peacebuilders, as development practitioners, we take that glimmer, and we fight.”

Resolution 1325 was the first landmark Security Council resolution on women, peace and security. The resolution addresses the impact of war on women and the importance of women’s full and equal participation in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction. The resolution also calls for special measures to protect women and girls from conflict-related sexual violence and outlines gender-related responsibilities of the United Nations in different political and programmatic areas.
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