Ban calls for countries to turn rhetoric on women and conflict into reality

Ten years after a landmark Security Council resolution about the role women can play in promoting peace and security, the world has not lived up to its own expectations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging countries to translate their rhetoric into action.

West African States back UN resolution promoting role of women in peace and security

West African countries today moved towards ensuring the equal participation and full involvement in all peace and security issues in compliance with a landmark Security Council resolution.