This week Dr. Saira Yamin does a keynote Interview with Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Initiator of the precursor decision leading to UN Security Council Resolution 1325, as the Security Council President in March 2000.
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury is a former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations. His legacy and leadership in advancing the interests of the global community are imprinted in his pioneering initiatives at the United Nations General Assembly. Of particular relevance is his initiative in March 2000 as the President of the Security Council that achieved the political and conceptual breakthrough leading to the adoption of the groundbreaking UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in which the Council recognized for the first time the role and contribution of women in the area of peace and security and the equality of their participation at all decision-making levels.
In this interview, Ambassador Chowdhury talks about the progress on UNSCR 1325 as the world celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the landmark resolution. He also explains his proposal for “Doable, First-Track Indicators for Turning the 1325 Promise into Reality” and offers recommendations for governments and civil societies across the globe in advancing the agenda.
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