just now

    • Brazzaville to host EU forum next Tuesday

      APA - Brazzaville (Congo) By Léon Charles Moukouri — The European Union (EU) is hosting a forum on May 28 in Brazzaville on the projects it is financing in Congo under the theme “Diversification of the economy,” the institution’s res...

    • Development cooperation is always valuable - Swiss Minister

      APA - Dakar (Senegal) By Abdourahmane Diallo — Development cooperation, even if it has evolved considerably in its approaches and thematised challenges, still remains a useful instrument, said Swiss Secretary of State Pascale B...

    • Ghana: Andre Ayew named Black Stars captain

      APA-Accra (Ghana) — Black Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah has named Andre Dede Ayew as the substantive captain of the team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

    Kenya-UN Conference-Diplomacy

    Kenya to host international conference on women and conflict resolution

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya)

    Kenya will be hosting an international conference to review progress made in Kenya, Somalia, Afghanistan, Finland and Nepal in promoting women’s role in peace, security and conflict resolution, as laid out by a UN Security Council resolution.

    The conference kicks off on Tuesday to review the progress made in implementing the resolution in the five countries, and explore challenges that countries face in addressing gender-based violence and discrimination in peace and security operations, the United Nations said in a statement on Sunday.

    UN Security Council Resolution 1325 of 2000 reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction, and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.

    Member states are expected to increase the participation of women and incorporate gender perspectives in all peace and security efforts, and to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, in situations of conflict.


    React to this article