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Global Agenda “Women, Peace And Security”: Mainstreaming Gender Perspective in the Security Sector of the Republic of Moldova
Global Agenda “Women, Peace And Security”: Mainstreaming Gender Perspective in the Security Sector of the Republic of Moldova

Author(s): Natalia Albu
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: Centrul tehnic-editorial al armatei
Keywords: Resolution 1325; Women, Peace and Security Agenda; Action Plan; security needs; female leadership; COVID-19;
Summary/Abstract: During 2000, the UN SC launched an intense discussion on protecting the rights of women in conflict situations and increasing their role in the peacemaking process. Regardless of the cultural level and that of mentality, wars and armed conflicts affect in a similar way women’s condition. On 31 October 2000, the UN SC adopted unanimously the Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, being one of the most important UN resolutions in the area of peace and security, and being mandatory for all the UN Member States, without the need to be additionally ratified. Currently, the principles and values promoted by the UNSCR 1325 serve as basis for the fundamental values of EU, NATO, OSCE, EC. The international commitments assumed by the Republic of Moldova Government in implementing the UN SC Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, as well as the problems identified at the national level in relation to ensuring an inclusive security sector have determined the need to develop and approve a National Action Programme. Although the Women, Peace and Security Agenda is a relatively new topic for the Republic of Moldova, there are already some lessons learned, such as: (1) the need to encourage the decision-makers to foster the political will for implementing the UNSCR 1325, (2) the need to ensure an inclusive security sector and (3) the lack of resources dedicated to implementing the UNSCR 1325. The discussions regarding the implementation of the UNSCR 1325 is one of considerable importance in the context of the global crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Undertaking immediate measures to counteract the threats induced by COVID-19, the states neglect the implementation of the UNSCR 1325. But the states acknowledge less the fact that the coronavirus pandemic invites to collaboration based on the principles established in the UNSCR 1325, taking into account the different security needs regardless of COVID-19 or any other threat.

  • Page Range: 200-225
  • Page Count: 26
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English