UN ambassador pushes for women’s rights

Swiss representatives at the United Nations are pushing for increased global efforts to back women’s rights.

This content was published on October 27, 2010 - 11:30 and agencies

The UN Security Council has debated a resolution passed ten years ago whose goals remain far from achieved. Resolution Number 1325 calls for world leaders to ensure a woman’s right to peace and security.

Swiss Ambassador to the UN Paul Seger addressed the council on Tuesday to propose a member state take the lead on the resolution. He said the creation of a new department, Office 1325, could help implement the resolution from within the UN Women agency that was created in July.

During the past decade, 23 countries – including Switzerland – have developed an action plan to bolster women’s rights. Switzerland also helped organise a multimedia exhibition called, No Women – No Peace, that travels to the Swiss capital, Bern, in November.

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