The Week in Women, Peace and Security
UNSG Antonio Guterres emphasizes “Change is coming at a pace
that is too slow for the women and girls whose lives depend on it, and for the effectiveness of our efforts to maintain
international peace and security”
South Africa’s Foreign Minister
Naledi Pandor on Tuesday called for
empowering women at all levels to lead the efforts to achieve peace,
security and sustainable development.
The loud and common message from women
affected by conflict is: progress
is too slow, political will is not strong enough.
U.S. Mission to the UN, headed by
Ambassador Kelly Craft,
released a press statement criticizing references to sexual and reproductive health.
Africa’s mixed performance as council president in October shows how much work
is still needed.