The Women and Peace and Security Focal Points Network (WPS FPN) was created to assist Member States and regional organizations to improve and strengthen the implementation of the women and peace and security agenda at the origin of decision-making processes.



Background and objectives

The initiative stems from a commitment made by Spain during the high-level review of the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), which was held in October 2015. The founding meeting of the Network was organized by Spain in September 2016, with the co-sponsorship of Canada, Chile, Japan, Namibia and the United Arab Emirates.

The Network affirms that Member States, regional organizations and the United Nations are the most influential actors in the implementation of the women and peace and security agenda and have the primary responsibility for ensuring that global commitments and obligations are effectively integrated into domestic policies and legislation.


Welcome to WPS FPN

WPS FNP is a digital platform for online engagement allowing its members to collaborate and engage. With a suite of tools and features, it can be a space to think out loud, learn from each other, connect, collaborate and co-create.

Canada and Uruguay are 2020 Co-Chairs of the WPS FPN

This friendship symbol celebrates the partnership of Canada and Uruguay as Co-Chairs of the WPS Focal Points Network in 2020 and represents the spirit of collaboration and cooperation. Designed by Uruguayan graphic designer, Gabriel Benderski, the symbol is also inspired by the indigenous Bunchberry flowering plant found in all regions of Canada and the combined color palette of the Canadian and Uruguayan national flags.

2020 Troika Members

2020 Troika members are Namibia (2019 Network Chair), Canada and Uruguay (2020 Co-Chairs) and Switzerland and South Africa (2021 Co-Chairs)