Over the years, Italy’s NAP 1325 has been developed as a living document, to be adapted to the changing reality and developments. It also includes annual progress reporting and the establishment of an Open-Ended Working Group on 1325 at the Inter-ministerial Committee for Human Rights (NMRF of Italy), involving central administrations and relevant civil society organizations (CSOs).  

Drafted and developed with relevant CSOs – and inspired by the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the three UN Pillars and the 3Ps of UNSCR 1325 and other relevant standards, the Actions, as supplemented by indicators, contained in the consecutive Plans, aim to incrementally pursue two ultimate Goals: protection of women and children, especially girls, against violence while ensuring meaningful participation in all decision-making processes; and education and training on Agenda 1325 and related issues (e.g. CEDAW GR30).   

Since the Third NAP of Italy, the Parliament has been allocating specific annual funding for relevant initiatives, to be carried out, mainly by CSOs, respectively 4 million euros for the 3rd Plan and 3 million euros for the 4th Plan.  

Among key elements of relevance is the open pledge presented by Italy, on the occasion of ICRC33 (2019), on children in armed conflict, which has been fully considered within the Fourth NAP, 2020 – 2024, as well as the specific attention to the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda in accordance with UNSCR 2250 (2015). 

The Inter-ministerial Committee for Human Rights to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy (CIDU) is responsible for the drafting and monitoring of the NAPs on WPS. 

Monitoring Reports: 

Key WPS and gender equality reports/resources: 

In October 2017, within the framework of its mandate on the UN Security Council, Italy established the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network (MWMN), which is one of the co-founders of the Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks (launched in September 2019 on the margins of the 74th UNGA). Further info on the MWMN: https://womenmediators.net/