UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000)

On 31 October 2000, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Resolution 1325, that demands the involvement of women and their concerns in all phases of a peace process.

Since 2007 Austria has a National Action Plan on Implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) in peace missions, in the context of multilateral and bilateral contacts, as well as in the framework of development cooperation and humanitarian aid. The Action Plan, which was revised in January 2012, 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 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.