Advancing Women’s Meaningful Participation to Resolve Conflict and Build Peace in Afghanistan

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is the world’s most prominent diplomatic stage. Hundreds of world leaders gather to discuss the most pressing issues facing our societies and planet. We were pleased to co-sponsor a UNGA side event on the Afghan peace process.

This panel reinforced the critical need for women’s meaningful participation in the Afghan peace process, identified opportunities for women’s increased engagement, and discussed how the international community can best support these efforts.

Speakers included:

H.E. Adela Raz, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Afghanistan

H.E. Mr. Hamdullah Mohib, National Security Advisor, Afghanistan

H.E. Ambassador Markus Potzel, Special Representative of the Federal Government for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Germany

H.E. Mr. Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden

Asa Regner, Assistant-Secretary Gender & Deputy Executive Director, UN Women

Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Ms. Myriam Safi, Founder and Executive Director, Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies

This event was co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Afghanistan, Germany, and Sweden to the United Nations, UN Women, and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

Learn more about what’s at stake in Amb. Verveer’s USA Today op-ed.