Thursday, January 11, 2007

Sierra Leone Hosts Peace Consolidation Campaign

(UNIFEM) United Nations Women's Development Fund and Peace Building Support Office (PBSO) Mission has organized a consultative forum on the consolidation of peace in the country a release from UNIFEM states.

The programme, which started Sunday will end 17 January 2007.

The forum is aimed at supporting the government to identify ways of consolidating peace and tranquility by advancing women's priorities for the maintenance of peace and stability in the country.

The ceremony is organized to assist the Ministry of Gender and Children's Affairs to undertake national consultations for the enhancement of women in order to work with the United Nations Peace Building Commission.

PBSO recently recommended assistance to Sierra Leone as a way of empowering women to actively engage in peace consolidation and good governance.

UNIFEM Chief Adviser on Governance and Security, Anne Marie Goetz and the Gender and Peace Building Adviser of PBSC Vina Nadjibulla are closely working with other partners to achieve their goals.

The United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) is presently developing an integrated action plan to implement Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 with the view of consolidating peace through gender equality in the country.

The resolution made provision for the UN to provide member states with training guidelines and materials needed for the protection of women's rights

Link to allAfrica.com: Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Hosts Peace Consolidation Campaign (Page 1 of 1)