Mali adopted their third National Action Plan in 2019, for the period 2019-2023.

Objectives/Aims of the 2019-2023 NAP:

The overall aim of the Mali National Action Plan is to promote women’s participation in peacebuilding and reconciliation processes and in post-conflict governance.

There are four objectives:

1)     Women participate actively and equitably in peace and reconciliation processes and hold decision-making positions at all levels of governance

2)     Conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence is prevented, and women contribute significantly to the prevention of conflict and other threats to human security

3)     Women and girls’ human rights during all phases of conflict and in times of peace are respected, protected and promoted, and their human security is ensured

4)     Women and girls are agents of change, their specific needs and strategic interests are taken into account and their human security is ensured in situations of crisis and reconstruction


Mali’s plan includes national priorities, lessons learned from the previous plan and best practices from other countries. It also includes discussion of emerging issues relevant to Mali, such as radicalisation, violent extremism against women and girls, the situation concerning displaced women and girls and women’s resilience to climate change.

The plan is embedded within the countries context, acknowledging that the country has one of the highest poverty and gender inequality rates in the world, the impact of ongoing insecurity in the country, and the challenges facing the implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali.

The NAP was adaptive and sets out a strategic framework with aims, results and opportunities for five years.

This plan is also strong in that it details the budget implications and funding allocations needed to achieve each part of its objectives.

Civil Society engagement in development of the NAP:

The action plan was developed with the involvement of various stakeholders, including civil society, media, and public and community institutions.

Implementation of the NAP is monitored by The National Monitoring Committee for National Action Plan 1325, which acts under direction from a range of actors, including representatives from civil society organisations.

UN Peacekeeping Statistics:

As of November 2023, Mali is contributing 28 Peacekeeping Personnel.

Women in Peacekeeping:

Although the representation of women in local elections, in Government and in the Conference of National Understanding has improved, their presence in the bodies responsible for the implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali resulting from the Algiers Process and within the interim authorities does however remain limited.

The plan seeks to improve the active participation of women in peacekeeping operations. It also seeks to ensure that women in Mali benefit from funds allocated to peacebuilding and reconstruction programs within the country, and are involved in these processes.

References and Sources:

Mali National Action Plan 2019-2023: National Action Plan UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION (

Contribution of Uniformed Personnel to UN by Country and Personnel Type (as of 30/11/2023): 05-Missions Detailed By Country

Uniformed Personnel Contributing Countries by Ranking (as of 30/11/2023): 02-Contributions by Country (Ranking)

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