United States Department of State Implementation Plan of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security   [open pdf - 807KB]

"The goal of the first-ever 'United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security' (NAP) is as simple as it is profound: to empower half the world's population to act as equal partners in preventing conflict and building peace in countries threatened and affected by war, violence, and insecurity. Achieving this goal is critical to our national and global security and it builds on the work of the Department under Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, since the first United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace, and Security was passed in 2000. As directed by Executive Order 13595, 'Instituting a National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security,' the NAP describes the course that the United States (U.S.) Government will take to accelerate, institutionalize, and better coordinate our efforts to advance women's inclusion in peace negotiations, peacebuilding activities, conflict prevention, and decision-making institutions; to protect women from gender-based violence; and to ensure equal access to relief and recovery assistance, in areas of conflict and insecurity. Further, the Executive Order requested the Departments of State and Defense (DoD) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop implementation plans identifying the actions each agency plans to take to implement the NAP. The following 'Department of State Implementation Plan of the United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security ('Department Implementation Plan') provides guidance for how the Department of State (Department), both in Washington and at U.S. embassies and consulates, can advance the NAP."

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