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Femmes Africa Solidarite(FAS) | Security Council Open Debate

Ministerial Level-Open Debate at the UN Security Council

Hillary Clinton commending FAS advocacy on women, peace and security



On October 26, the Security Council endorsed a set of indicators to measure progress in filling urgent gaps in the protection and empowerment of women, during a Ministerial-level Open debate on women, peace and security on the tenth anniversary of UNSCR 1325. On this occasion, the USA Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, thanked high ranking UN and Government officials for their work in this area, as well as the civil society with special reference, as follows, to FAS Executive Director's commitment, Ms. Bineta Diop: "And finally, I would like to honor our colleagues in civil society, many of whom are on the frontlines - literally on the battle lines - in the fight for gender equality in conflict zones around the world. Thanks in particular to Bineta Diop and Mary Robinson, co-chairs of the UN Civil Society Advisory Group for Women, Peace and Security, who have been tireless advocates for peace and for women's inclusion".(Excerpt on video/1:06)

- Full statement of USA Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton

Other Statements

- Presidential statement 

- Thelma Awori, CSAG and FAS Board  Member

- Anne Holmlund Minister of Interior of Finland

- List of UNSCR 1325 Indicators