The Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network was launched in 2016 to assist UN Member States and regional organizations, in close collaboration with civil society, to improve and strengthen the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda at the origin of decision-making processes. Switzerland and South Africa are 2022 co-chairs of the Network.
WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP AND FULL PARTICIPATION IN DECISION-MAKING
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR SEXUAL AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
SUPPORT TO WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
UN Women / Ryan Brown
FUNDING FOR THE WPS AGENDA
UN Women / Otae Mkandawire
IMPACT-DRIVEN WPS PLANS AND STRATEGIES
Partnering for Change – Translating the Women, Peace and Security Agenda into Action
Switzerland and South Africa, as the 2022 Co-Chairs of the WPS Focal Points Network, will lead the Network’s efforts this year to advance and strengthen the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. In this endeavor, documenting and amplifying the substantial knowledge and experience of Network members is an essential priority for the co-chairs, who will work closely together with Troika members, Canada and Uruguay, and with the support of the UN Women Secretariat.
The co-chairship theme embodies the objective of the Network as a global platform advancing the implementation of the WPS agenda through cooperation and captures the partnership between South Africa and Switzerland.
Switzerland and South Africa highlight the importance of the Network to ensure the effective implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda
This co-chairship logo combines the national flowers of both South Africa and Switzerland. The South-African Protea and the Swiss Edelweiss symbolize strength and diversity – values that inspire the co-chairship. The orange circle at their center, reminiscent of the WPS Focal Points Network logo, reflects continuity and unity in purpose. The color combination is further inspired by the flags of both South Africa and Switzerland.