Women, Peace and Security SC-Res 1325
Resolution 1325 (2000) was unanimously adopted by the United Nations Security Council on 31 October 2000. It is the first resolution by the United Nations (UN) that specifically addresses the special impact of conflict on women and that stresses the significant and active role of women in all efforts aimed at promoting peace - from peace negotiations to the rebuilding of destroyed societies.
On 8 August 2007 the Austrian Government passed the Austrian Action Plan to implement Resolution 1325, which foresees actions to be taken at the national, regional and the international levels.
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 1325 in 2010 Austria decided to conduct a comprehensive review of its Action Plan. As a result of this process the Austrian Government adopted a revised Austrian Action Plan on 24 January 2012. The Action Plan aims at the promotion of the inclusion of women in peace processes, the strengthening of preventive measures against violence against women, the increased participation of women in international peace missions, as well as increasing the number of women in senior positions in the UN or the EU. A Working Group chaired by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs reviews the implementation of the Action Plan on an annual basis.
The Eighth Annual Report on the implementation of the Action Plan was adopted by the Austrian Government on 14 July 2017 (in German language).
Focal Points for the National Action Plan (“Focal Points 1325”)
Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
Mrs. Larissa Lassmann, Unit I.7.b (International Women’s Issues and other cross-cutting issues of human rights)
E-Mail: larissa.lassmann(at)bmeia.gv.at and AbtI7(at)bmeia.gv.at
Tel: +43 (0) 50 11 50 - 39 41
Federal Ministry for Education and Women’s Affairs
Tel: +43 (0)1/531 15 - 7563 bzw. 7565
Federal Ministry of Finance
Ms. Irene Fitzka,
Tel: +43 (0) 51433 504184
Federal Ministry of Justice
Department III 4
Tel: +43 (0)1/52152 - 2728
Federal Ministry of the Interior
Directorate General for Public Security
Department II/2 - Unit II/2/c
Tel: +43 (0)1/53126 - 3866
Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports
Department for Military Policy
UN & International Cooperations
Tel: +43 (0)50201 10 25250
Austrian Development Agency
Ms. Christina Stummer, Gender expert
Tel: +43 (0)1 90 3 99 – 2556
Dr.in Dominique Mair, Referentin für Friedenssicherung und Konfliktprävention
Tel: +43 (0)1 90 3 99 – 2551
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the adoption of resolution 1325, a High-level Review took place in October 2015 in New York. In preparation for the Review, a Global Study on the implementation of resolution 1325 was commissioned by the UN Secretary-General. In order to contribute ideas to the Global Study and as part of the Beijing+20 campaign launched by UN Women, Austria hosted an International Symposium on “Enhancing Women’s Share in Peace and Security” on 3/4 November in Vienna. In close cooperation with UN Women the event focused on certain aspects of resolution 1325 that have been underdeveloped so far, such as the role of (new) media in implementation of 1325. The main findings of the symposium, including a set of concrete recommendations addressed to States, international organizations, civil society and the media, were published in a policy paper in February 2015.