Switzerland and South Africa highlight the importance of the Network to ensure the effective implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda

Highlights of the Co-chairship of Canada and Uruguay in 2020-2021 and the Transition of Co-chairship to Switzerland and South Africa for 2022

During the high-level event of the WPS Focal Points Network held on the margins of 76th General Assembly, Canada and Uruguay transitioned the co-chairship of the Network to Switzerland and South Africa for 2022. The video highlights some of the remarkable moments of Canada and Uruguay’s co-chairship and the transition.

Let’s Talk! Women, Peace and Security

The WPS Focal Points Network is launching the Let’s Talk! Women Peace and Security (WPS) series. Find out what advancing the WPS agenda is all about by hearing from important leaders in the WPS community.

In this first episode, Canada’s Ambassador for WPS, Jacqueline O’Neill, introduces us to the WPS Agenda.


In the second episode, Miki Jacevic, Senior Fellow at Our Secure Future and the Vice Chair of Inclusive Security, discusses how transformative WPS National Action Plans can change the ordinary lives of people and create inclusive societies as the ultimate goal of the WPS agenda. He describes the six elements of High-Impact WPS National Plans and draws relevant examples from his past experiences of working on this agenda.

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Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network Event

Beyond 2020: Towards a Transformative Women, Peace and Security Agenda & Launch of new WPS Focal Points Network Website.


Podcast Series: She Stands for Peace | UNOAU

“She Stands for Peace” is a podcast series that explores the state of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa, through a series of dialogues with key actors. From policymakers, to donors, and grassroots peacebuilders, the host, Dr. Yemisi Akinbobola, takes a deep dive to unpack the various insights and lived experiences of guests to explore the central question; “20 years after the UNSCR 1325 was passed, how far have we come?”. The interviews are insightful and inspiring, as they take stock and share forward-looking strategies for the implementation of UNSCR 1325, post-2020. 

Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security: Seeking Peace

This podcast shares stories of resilient women and male allies who are fighting for peace and justice in their communities, from Afghanistan to Colombia to the United States. This season is produced by GIWPS and Adonde Media, in collaboration with UN Women and Our Secure Future. 


Women, Peace and Security: Towards Full Participation

25 September 2019 | 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly 

The Road to 2020: Accelerating Action on Women, Peace and Security

15 Mar 2019 | 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women