The Practical is the Political: The UN’s Global Study on Women, Peace and Security

The Practical is the Political: The UN’s Global Study on Women, Peace and Security

The author reviews the 417-page Global Study on the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which was released earlier this month. While criticized for being too long and unclear, the author helps to understand the significance of the report, as well as the current and potential success of its recommendations.

The article further analyzes the synergies between the Global Study and the other two reviews this year – Uniting our Strengths for Peace, the Report of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (HIPPO), and The Challenge of Sustaining Peace, the Report of the Advisory Group of Experts for the 2015 Review of the UN’s Peacebuilding Architecture, arguing that the thinking and recommendations of the three reports align closely.

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