"Women, Peace and Security": FSC plenary meeting held in Vienna under the Tajik Chairmanship

06.06.2019 11:06

On June 5, 2019 in Hofburg, Vienna Tajikistan has chaired the plenary meeting of the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) dedicated to the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325).

Presenting the concept of the regular plenary meeting, the Chairperson of the FSC, the Permanent Representative of Tajikistan to the OSCE Mr. Idibek Kalandar has noted a positive shift in the OSCE participating States in the awareness of the women’s role in improving the security sector efficiency, as well as the importance of women’s participation in the decision-making process based on the OSCE Concept of Comprehensive and Co-operative Security and other framework documents stimulating the implementation of the UNSCR 1325.

This plenary meeting, held in the lead-up to the twentieth anniversary of the UNSCR 1325, has provided to the permanent delegations of the OSCE participating States a platform for the exchange of knowledge and expertise in enhancing the participation of women in the security sector. Furthermore, the delegations have discussed the OSCE’s role and assistance in the implementation of reforms by the participating States aimed at due consideration of the gender issues in the security sector, governance, justice system and civil society.

It is worth noting that on 23 July 2014 the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan adopted the first National Action Plan (NAP) for 2014-2017 for the implementation of the UNSCR 1325. To this end, three working groups (within the Committee for Women and Family Affairs, the Ministry of Justice and the Attorney-General's Office) have been established in Tajikistan to consider the improvement of the gender legislation in specific areas. Based on the lessons learned from the first NAP, the second National Action Plan for 2019-2022 is expected to be adopted in the upcoming days.