Argentina's most recent NAP was launched in 2015 for the three year period 2015-2018. Reportedly a new NAP is in development, but details of this have not been found. A summary of this 2015-2018 NAP in English is at: Argentina-Summary-Report.pdf (wiisglobal.org)
Objectives/Aims of the 2015-2018 National Action Plan:
1. Increase the presence of women in peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance missions and their participation in their decision-making bodies.
2. Increase the political participation of women in peace and security issues, in peacebuilding and conflict management processes, and in the areas of decision-making in each of these fields.
3. Mainstream gender in all peacebuilding activities and humanitarian assistance missions, including disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration activities.
∙ Training of personnel on peacekeeping missions and humanitarian missions
∙ Training of civil servants
4. Protect the human rights of women and girls in countries in conflict and post-conflict (including refugee and displaced person camps), especially against gender-based violence and sexual violence, thereby fostering an environment of security and well-being.
Each of these four objectives is then broken down into a series of activities at a) national b) regional and c) international levels, with each activity made the responsibility of a specific government ministry or department. The NAP concludes with a table of objectives and targets/indicators, and the participating agency responsible.
It also has a section on “Budget, Coordination, Monitoring and Follow-up” which makes each participating agency responsible for allocating the human and financial resources required for the implementation of the actions for which they have been listed in the NAP. Periodic reviews are required of participating agencies.
The 2015-2018 NAP has a clear set of goals that focus on the importance of strengthening women's inclusion and participation in politics, and on introducing gender perspectives in all matters of security. However, no figure or % indication is given as to size or proportion of budget or resources.
Although it is reported that a subsequent NAP is in development, details of this could not be found.
Civil Society engagement in development of the NAP:
Civil society actors were convened to participate in the development of the early stages of the plan. This included women's organisations who were consulted on specific proposals and given the opportunity to incorporate their inputs in the development process. However, the NAP does not mention that civil society actors will play a part in the monitoring and/or evaluation of the plan.
UN Peacekeeping Statistics:
In May 2023, Argentina provided 287 peacekeepers. Of these 242 were troops, and 45 were experts/observers and staff officers.
Women in Peacekeeping:
Of the 242 troops 211 were male and 31 female. The gender ratio was better among the 15 police officers contributed by Argentina: 9 male and 6 female. Of the 30 military observers and staff officers 26 were male and 4 female. (May 2023)
The 2015-2018 NAP is at Dto1895.pdf (infoleg.gob.ar) in Spanish.
A summary in English is available at Argentina-Summary-Report.pdf (wiisglobal.org)
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