United Nations welcomes the launch of Sudan National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security
Khartoum, 11 June 2020 -- The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Ms. Gwi-Yeop Son, congratulates the government and people of Sudan on the adoption of a National Action Plan for the Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women peace and security (NAP 1325) on June 10, 2020.
Ms Son stated that, “The adoption of the National Action Plan is an important milestone in the ongoing political transition as it fulfills one of the key commitments in the Constitutional Declaration to “apply UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the relevant African Union resolutions regarding participation of women at all levels in the peace process.”
The Country Representative of UN Women in Sudan, Ms Adjaratou Fatou Ndiaye, equally applauds the adoption of the National Action Plan and by the government of Sudan and acknowledged that through their commitment and dedication to gender equality and women’s empowerment, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development has spearheaded this amongst other achievements during the short time of its establishment in the new dispensation. She committed in line with UN Women mandate to support the Government to implement an operational plan focused on measurable indicators to showcase the impact of the implementation of the UNSCR 1325 action plan on the realization of peace in Sudan.
Ms Son further observed, “Sudan is emerging from three decades of dictatorship and conflict, during which fundamental human rights were largely eroded and women and girls specifically, were subjected to systematic violence, marginalized from political decision-making and suffered myriad social economic and disadvantages. The transitional government has made some progress in commitments to gender equality and women's empowerment. For example, appointment of women to ministerial and other senior leadership positions, signature of a framework for cooperation on conflict related sexual violence and abolition of gender discriminatory laws (e.g. repeals of the Public Order Act and the FGM provision in the Criminal Code). However, the future of democracy in the country will depend on how the transition includes the voices and perspectives of all members of society, especially women and girls in all political and peace processes, observance of human rights and the existence of enabling environment for all citizens to participate in the economy. The National Action Plan on Women Peace and security offers a road map to how women can take their rightful position in these developments and the United Nations in Sudan is committed to support the government and people of Sudan towards these aims.”
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