The Republic of Macedonia (North Macedonia) launched its first NAP in 2013 to cover the period 2013-2015; there does not appear to be an update.

Objectives of the 2013-2015 NAP:

- Strengthen the gender perspective in the formulation and implementation of the Peace, Security and Defense Policy of the Republic of Macedonia.

- Strengthen the participation and contribution of women to international, civilian and military missions in which the Republic of Macedonia takes part;

- Prevent violence and protect women's rights in the time of peace, conflict and humanitarian disasters.


Macedonia places priority on being a regional power working in cooperation with the European Union (EU) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in South-eastern Europe. Hence the focus of the Macedonian NAP is predominantly regional implementation of UNSCR 1325.

Civil Society involvement in development of the NAP:

There is reference to involvement of civil society in the implementation of the NAP though there are no further details about their role, and Annex 1 detailing the workshops held to develop the NAP lists a few civil society organisations. 

UN Peacekeeping Statistics:

At September 2023, North Macedonia was not contributing any personnel to UN missions.  At May 2023 Macedonia was contributing 3 peacekeepers, all of whom were male (one staff officer and two troop members).

Women in peacekeeping: 

Although Macedonia has set a goal of incorporating a gender perspective in the peacekeeping operations and missions, it has provided only a few peacekeepers to UN peace operations and all of these have been male.

References and sources:

Republic of Macedonia WPS NAP 2013-2015:  Macedonia_NAP 1325 (

Contribution of Uniformed Personnel to UN by Country, Mission, and Personnel Type (Sept 2023): 05-Missions Detailed By Country

Contribution of Uniformed Personnel to UN by Country, Mission, and Personnel Type (May 2023): 04-Country Contributions Detailed By Mission

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