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On the occasion of the 13th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP), the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) and Conciliation Resources, organized a public event on gender, peace and security. The discussion provided insights and new opportunities for the advancement of UNSCR 1325, including in the light of the newly adopted UNSCR 2122 calling on specific actors to enhance women’s leadership in conflict prevention.

The public event took place on October 30, 2013 and was hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations in New York. Over 80 representatives of Permanent Missions, the United Nations and civil society organizations attended the event. This report outlines the most important recommendations from the event for taking UNSCR 1325 to the next level, formulated during the panel discussion, and provides an overview of key discussions.