ASPI Examines Australia's Approach to Women, Peace, and Security
July 8, 2019
July 7, 2019: The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has recently published a series of reports examining Australia's approach to providing roles for women in sectors affecting peace and security.The series offers a timely opportunity to assess progress and identify some of the challenges that need further examination as the international community prepares to mark twenty years since the adoption of the first UN Security Council resolution on women, peace and security, and as Australia approaches the release of its second National Action Plan on WPS. In this year's series there was a strong emphasis on Australia’s engagement in the Pacific and emerging global challenges such as cyber security, health security and resource management.
Read more: Women, peace and security: defending progress and responding to emerging challenges (www.aspistrategist.org.au)
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