2019 WPS Index Launch at the United Nations

This event launched the second edition of the WPS Index, which provides important insights into patterns and progress on women’s well-being and empowerment around the world.

Speakers at this event included:

H.E. Ambassador Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations

H.E. Ambassador Carlos Daniel Amorín Tenconi, Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations

Ambassador Melanne Verveer,  Executive Director of GIWPS

Dr. Jeni Klugman, Managing Director of GIWPS

Ms. Turunn Tryggestad, Director of the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security

This event was hosted by Norway, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and PRIO.

This session provided opportunities for stakeholders to discuss progress and remaining challenges in advance of the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Topics discussed include critical gaps in the advancement of  women’s inclusion, access to justice, and security; the drivers of recent gains and losses in country rankings; what people can learn from the sub-national analysis for China, India, and Nigeria; and how the results and rankings can be used to enhance accountability and accelerate progress in the run-up to the anniversary of UNSCR 1325.