Plan launched 2016-2019
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."
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 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
1. Netherlands NAP 2. UN - Peacekeeping Contributions