Netherlands

Plan launched 2016-2019

Objectives/Aims

The  NAP's overall objective is to: "CONTRIBUTE TO AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT  FOR WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION AND EMPOWERMENT IN CONFLICT AND POST-CONFLICT  ENVIRONMENTS, SO THEY CAN MEANINGFULLY PARTICIPATE IN CONFLICT PREVENTION,  RESOLUTION, PEACEBUILDING, PROTECTION, RELIEF AND RECOVERY."

Commentary

Netherlands  has no recent history of conflict, but is involved in international peacekeeping operations and humanitarian efforts, focusing on countries such  as: AFGHANISTAN, COLOMBIA, THE DRC, IRAQ, LIBYA, SOUTH SUDAN, SYRIA AND YEMEN.

Civil Society

Civil  Society has been heavily involved in the development of this revised Action  Plan, with Civil Society co-signing the plan, along with other actors, to  mark their commitment towards implementing UNSCR 1325. 

Women in Peacekeeping

It is  briefly mentioned to: "Exchange knowledge and experience on women’s  participation in conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, relief  and recovery" particularly in focus countries, but little is mentioned  about retaining or enhancing the recruitment of and training of women in the  armed forces or police.

UN Peacekeeping Statistics

Police  Officers: 3 out of 8                     Experts on Mission: 2 out of 12          Troops: 14 out of 22

Staff Officers: 2 of 13

Sources

1.  Netherlands NAP        2. UN -  Peacekeeping Contributions          

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