Taking a Place at the Table : Analysing the Importance of UNSCR 2122 for the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

The UNSC once again demonstrated renewed commitment towards women’s participation in global peace and security on the 18th of October 2013. By adopting Resolution 2122, the UN and the international community, committed to stronger measures to promote women’s participation in peace and security. UNSCR 2122 represents one of seven documents adopted by the Security Council which specifically focus on increasing women’s participation in all aspects of peace and security. Similar to the groundbreaking UNSC Resolution 1325, UNSCR 2122 also aims at reinforcing women’s leadership in conflict resolution and peacebuilding. This policy paper examines questions relating to the importance of UNSCR 2122. How does it complement the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and how can the UN, regional organisations and Member States reinforce commitments to existing frameworks on women, peace and security (WPS)?