Thursday, October 23, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 23,2008) – The EU police mission in Bosnia, the EU military mission in Bosnia (EUFOR) and the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Central and Eastern Europe will sign today a Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation in the advancement of the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security on 23 October 2008.

This event will launch a joint project supported and financed by UNIFEM on “Women Building Peace and Human Security”. The project will be implemented in Bosnia together with the Bosnian NGO Zene Zenama.

The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security was adopted by the General Assembly in 2000. It addresses the impact of war on women, and calls for ensuring women's contribution to conflict resolution. It calls for gender-sensitive security sector reforms and for women’s engagement in peace processes at both political and social level.

The project partners commit to advance these goals by facilitating interaction between community, military and civilian police personnel about human security and conflict resolution. The project is envisaged to last 18 months.

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