The 2020 R2P and WPS double anniversary: A conversation on R2P at 15 and WPS at 20
17 Dec 2020 | Online
Organized By : European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (ECR2P)
This high-level interactive panel discussion marks a significant double anniversary, namely the 15th anniversary of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) since its adoption at the UN in September 2005 and the 20th anniversary of Women Peace and Security (WPS) since the adoption of SC Resolution 1325 in October 2000.
What are the key lessons learned from 15 years of R2P and atrocity prevention and 20 years of implementing the WPS agenda? What successes can we highlight for both? How can R2P and WPS be implemented closer together in light of their overlaps, including the gendered impact of atrocity crimes, the connections between gender equality and R2P, and the important roles women play in supporting protection and atrocity prevention?
Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, Ms. Debbie Stothard, Dr. Karen Smith, Ms. Savita Pawnday, Dr. Toni Haastrup, and Ms. Wai Wai Nu are the distinguished experts joining in conversation to reflect on the progress made on implementing the R2P and WPS agendas to date. They will discuss some of the key lessons learned and explore priorities and strategies for implementing these two complementary agendas going forward. The conversation is moderated by Dr. Cristina G. Stefan, and will be followed by Q&A.