“Whether we are discussing sustainable development, public health or peace, women are at the core,"- Ban Ki-moon
“Advancing the cause of women, peace and security must be integral to our peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts, not an afterthought,” -Ban Ki-moon
In a statement made during the Global Open Day on Women and Peace and Security, United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki moon stressed women's role in peacemaking. Held on October 21, 2010, Ban-Ki moon reiterated his support and pledge to empower women, emphasizing their role in peacemaking, peacebuilding, and peacekeeping.
Mr. Ban expressed hope that the newly-created UN Women will help the world body implement resolution 1325 through better coordination and enhanced activities in the field.
The UN has recently implemented their first UN super-agency on female empowerment, which will oversee all of the world body’s programs aimed at promoting women’s rights and their full participation in global affairs.
Women merges four UN entities: the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues, and the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW).
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