UN Security Council Resolution 1889
Security Council resolution 1889 was adopted in October 2009 with the aim
of strengthening the implementation and monitoring of SCR
It calls for the establishment of global indicators on SCR 1325, reiterates
its mandate for increasing women’s participation and reinforces calls for mainstreaming
gender perspectives in all decision-making processes, especially in the early
stages of post-conflict peacebuilding.
In particular, resolution 1889 calls for:
Development of indicators and reporting
- The UN Secretary-General is requested to develop a set of global indicators
to track the implementation of resolution 1325, report on
the implementation of resolution 1325 to date, and report
on women’s participation and inclusion in peacebuilding and planning in the
aftermath of conflict.
Increasing women’s participation
- The Secretary-General is requested to act on his mandate to appoint more
women as Special Envoys and Special Representatives and increase the participation
of women in other areas of peacekeeping and political missions.
- Member States, regional organizations and international organizations should
work to increase women’s participation in all stages of peace processes,
including by promoting women’s leadership, supporting women’s organizations,
and countering social attitudes that impede the participation of women.
Mainstreaming gender perspectives
- Those involved in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration processes
are called on to consider the particular needs of women and girls associated
with armed forces and ensure their full access to programmes.
- Member States are called on to consider specific challenges faced by women
and girls attempting to access basic services, including in law enforcement,
justice, education, health care, and economic empowerment.
- The United Nations and Member States are called on to take gender equality
and the equal participation of women in all decision-making processes into
account when setting mandates and deploying peace operations.
- The United Nations and Member States are called on to collect data, analyse
and systematically assess the particular needs of women and girls in post-conflict
Strengthening law enforcement and ending impunity
- States play the primary role in calling on actors to respect international
law, strengthening security sector response, ending impunity by prosecuting
those responsible for perpetrating crimes of sexual violence, and reforming
justice and law enforcement mechanisms.