Tashkent hosted a roundtable discussion on “The role of global and regional platforms and associations in expanding the participation and leadership of women in conflict prevention and peace-building”, via videoconference.
The event was organized by the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, UNDP in Uzbekistan and the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia.
It was attended by participants of the Women Leaders' Dialogue in Central Asia, representatives of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS, the UN Women, Permanent Coordinators of Ireland and Mexico to the UN, secretariat of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), secretariat of the Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks, parliaments and civil society institutions of the Central Asian states.
The role of global and regional platforms and associations of women leaders was considered at the event. International experience in expanding the participation and leadership of women in conflict prevention and peace-building were studied.
A Joint Statement was adopted, which notes that one of the priorities of the Dialogue is to develop effective ways to fully realize the creative and peace-building potential of women throughout Central Asia and promote its use to strengthen peace and stability in the entire region.
Participants expressed interest in establishing a partnership of the Dialogue with other regional and global WPS platforms and coalitions for the exchange of experience.