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UN Officials Call for Greater Partnership to Boost Women’s Participation at All Levels

UN Officials Call for Greater Partnership to Boost Women’s Participation at All Levels

UNITED NATIONS - A senior United Nations official on Friday called on Member States, regional organizations and civil society for greater partnership to boost women's participation at all levels.
"We will strengthen the collection and analysis of gender statistics and encourage Member States to monitor gender equality indicators as part of their work to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)," Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, the Chef de Cabinet, speaking on behalf of the Secretary-General, told a day-long debate in the Security Council, underlining the need for more action on the "women, peace and security agenda."
In her briefing, the Chef de Cabinet spoke of the need to ensure adequate representation of women in the security sector both to reduce their exposure to harm as well as to realize their potential in conflict prevention.
Noting that only 3 percent of peacekeepers are women, she informed the Security Council of the Secretary-General's efforts with troop- and police-contributing countries to increase the number of female uniformed personnel.
Viotti also noted that 17 years after its adoption, Security Council resolution 1325 on women and peace and security was too often being implemented "in an ad hoc fashion," and called on UN Member States to share evidence and examples in order to examine gaps and successes. (Xinhua)