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Switzerland

From 2018 to 2022

Objectives/Aims

1.- Effective involvement of women in conflict prevention.

2.- Women’s participation in and influence on conflict resolution and peace processes.  

3.- Protection against sexual and gendered-based violence in conflict, refugee and migration contexts.

4.- Women’s participation inpeace missions and security policy. 

5.- Multi- and bilateral commitment by Switzerland to women, peace and security.


Commentary:

Switzerland has no recent history of conflict, but plays an important role in international humanitarian and development operations. Switzerland's international cooperation is implemented mainly by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Economic Cooperation and Development Division of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Other federal bodies are also involved in Switzerland's international cooperation, including the Human Security Division (HSD), which is responsible for the promotion of peace and human rights, and the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).

 

Civil Society:

Civil society, for the first time willbe included in the monitoring and evaluation as well as the implementationprocess of the fourth NAP.

 

Women in Peacekeeping:

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) made a recommendation to Switzerland in 2016 relating to women, peace and security which was integrated into the latest National Action Plan: Women should be involved in conflict resolution negotiations and mediation, including at the highest level.

 

UN Peacekeeping Statistics  

Contingent: 0 out of 2

Experts: 0 out of 14

Police: 2 out of 4  

Staff Officers:  0 out of 5


Sources

1. Switzerland NAP          

2. UN Peacekeeping Contributions

3.PeaceWomen

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