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Objectives/Aims:

1. Training and advocacy:

-The personnel of the Icelandic administration and relevant institutions, working in the policy area related to women, peace and security, will receive education about Resolution 1325. 

-The personnel of the foreign service, the Iceland Crisis Response Unit and parties who work in the field of humanitarian relief on behalf of Iceland shall receive training regarding Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.

-Strategy papers and Iceland’s presidency programmes in the period applicable to the National Action Plan contain information about how to actively work towards the realisation of the goals of Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, where applicable. 

-Iceland’s visibility in advocacy efforts relating to Resolution 1325 is significant and the advocacy is effective.

2. Participation:

- Increased participation of women and subsequent impact on peace and reconstruction, in Iceland and internationally. 

- Support and training of women in conflict zones which is of use in peace processes and reconstruction at an international level.

3. Protection, Prevention, Relief and Recovery:

- Additional support from Iceland to peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction that contributes to the security, protection, assistance and recovery of women and girls in conflict zones. 

- Additional support of Iceland to peace and reconstruction work that contributes to the security, protection, assistance and recovery of women and girls in Iceland. 

4. Partnership and Collaboration:

- Increased knowledge of Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, consultation with stakeholders and increased cooperation concerning the resolution domestically. Enhanced cooperation and collaboration with other states concerning Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

Commentary: The Icelandic NAP is indicative of Iceland’s commitment to the WPS agenda, as it took into account the lessons of the previous two NAP’s, including the need to better involve civil society organisations in the drafting process. It has clear objectives in how to achieve better implementation of the WPS agenda and is especially focused at deep engagements with the international sector and multilateral efforts, a result of Iceland’s relatively limited involvement in conflicts or direct armed threats.

Civil Society: Iceland consulted with civil society groups to revise and improve upon its previous two NAP’s before publishing this most recent one. The NAP’s emphasis on humanitarian affairs and research leaves space for engagement with civil society groups, and in fact leans more heavily on civil society opportunities than on the military.

Peacekeeping: Iceland's does not contribute troops to peacekeeping operations.

References:

https://www.peacewomen.org/sites/default/files/Icelands-National-Action-Plan-on-Women-Peace-and-Security-2018v2(1).pdf

https://www.peacewomen.org/nap-iceland

 

 


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