The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination co-sponsored a lecture and discussion, "Women's Empowerment in South Sudan: Gender Responsive Peacekeeping in Practice," on Monday, March 4, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the UN North Lawn Building (CR D). The featured speaker was Hilde F. Johnson, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS). Johnson discussed her responsibilities and experiences as UNMISS Head of Mission, and the importance of gender mainstreaming within UN missions for implementation of the UN's Women, Peace, and Security Agenda (WPS) on the ground. The session was a side event of the 57th Commission on the Status of Women, and is part of a series of lectures and panels on the UN's Women, Peace, and Security Agenda, organized by LISD's program on Women in the Global Community, the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, and the PeaceWomen Project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.
Northern Ireland's 'Troubles' were ended by the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, the ethno-national aggression in Bosnia-Herzegovina was halted by the Dayton Accord of 1995, and the Israel -- Palestine conflict was slowed for some years by the Oslo Accords of 1993. Revisiting a study made by the author in these three countries during the late 1990s, this article draws on interviews conducted in 2012 with feminist activists of that earlier period.
Natural Resources: Plunder or Peace: This event will examine the underpinnings of resource management in resource rich, conflict-prone states and explore options for strategies that could break the cycle of violence and lay the foundation for sustainable economic development.
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