Chile's first WPS NAP was launched in 2009; the second and the most recent NAP was published in 2015, covering the period 2015-2018. There does not appear to be a later NAP, nor reference to one in progress.
Objectives/Aims of the 2015-2018 NAP
The NAP has four overarching strategic objectives:
• Prevention: To promote mainstreaming of a gender perspective in all peacebuilding, maintenance, and consolidation activities.
• Participation: To promote women’s participation in peace operations, according to UNSCR 1325 as a system.
• Protection: To promote, generate and expand measures to guarantee the protection of women and girls' rights in peace operations within conflict and post-conflict zones.
• Relief and Recovery: To strengthen international humanitarian response abilities in relation to women, girls, and civilians in general.
Chile has no recent history of major armed conflict, but it contributes actively to the peacekeeping operations of the UN in line with its interests to achieve gender equality and international peace and security. It has also led Latin American countries in its commitment to the matter, not only by being the first in the region to prepare a domestic Action Plan, but also in updating it. However, there does not appear to be an update on the 2015-2018 plan in progress.
Involvement of Civil Society in developing the NAP
While civil society groups did not directly participate in the creation of the second NAP, some of their proposals were taken into account.
UN Peacekeeping Statistics
As of May 2023 Chile contributed a total of 16 personnel to UN peacekeeping operations, of which 7 were women: 4 experts/military observers, 2 police officers, and 1 soldier.
Women in Peacekeeping
One of the aims set out in the NAP is to identify barriers to and promote the recruitment of women into peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations. However, in this regard, the document is focused solely on international deployment. It does not discuss women’s overall representation in Chile’s armed forces and the police in general.
Chile NAP 2015-2018: Unofficial English translation:
United Nations Peacekeeping. (July 2023): Troop and police contributors | United Nations Peacekeeping
Contribution of Uniformed Personnel to UN by Country, Mission, and Personnel Type (May 2023): 05-Missions Detailed By Country