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Even if you are not an active “advocate”, I think the material below could be very helpful.

(reposted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network site):

UN Security Council Resolutions – Now Easy to Understand

UN Security Council Resolutions may be challenging to read and understand, but because they are international law, UN member states are required to follow them. That means that advocates need to understand them and be able to hold governments – and the UN itself – accountable.

The four UNSCRs on women, peace, and security (1325, 1820, 1888, and 1889) will be in the spotlight over the next several weeks as national governments around the world prepare to make additional commitments to honor the unanimous, decade-old passage of 1325 – the first UNSCR on women, peace, and security. Look for announcements of public commitments made in New York at the Security Council Open Debate on the date of the tenth anniversary of 1325, October 29, 2010.

The two new publications to help make sense of conversations sure to use a lot of acronyms can be found here:

Guide to UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security and
Guide to UN Security Council Resolution 1889

An earlier but helpful publication can be found here:

Quick Reference Guide to UN Security Council Resolutions

For more information about the campaign for better commitments to women, peace, and security, check out

Holding Governments Accountable for Implementing UN Security Counci…

and

Pressing the US Government for Additional Commitments on Women, Pea…

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September 27, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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