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UN Security Council Resolution 1325 Discussed at the Ministry of Defense

CHISINAU, December 19, 2017 — The implementation on national level of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, Peace and Security” has been discussed by General State Secretary of Ministry of Defense, Radu Burduja, and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden in the Republic of Moldova, Signe Burgstaller and Chief Technical Advisor at UN Women un our country, Asya Varbanova.

Radu Burduja has mentioned the importance of gender equality in the national defense and security sector, a commitment undertaken by the Republic of Moldova for the implementation of Resolution 1325.

The General State Secretary has stated that, in the framework of implementing Resolution 1325, the Ministry of Defense has carried out a series of activities with the support of some national and international organizations and agencies.

In this sense, Radu Burduja appreciated the support offered by the Embassy of Sweden and UN Women in Moldova at the development of the National Action Plan (NAP), publication of the manual “Gender dimension in the defense and security sector”, training of the staff within courses organized by the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre (SWEDINT), as well as other activities conducted in the context of the implementation of Resolution 1325.

Signe Burgstaller and Asya Varbanova welcomed the achievements registered by the Ministry of Defense and other institutions of the defense and security sector aiming to reach the goals regarding gender equality. Ambassador of Sweden and Chief Technical Advisor at UN Women said that they will continue to offer assistance to our country for the use of the best international practices in this field.

The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, Peace and Security” was adopted unanimously on October 31, 2000 and is one the most important UN resolution in the field of peace and security policies. The Republic of Moldova has started the actions aiming to implement the document in 2015.

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