Integrating UNSCR 1325 and Gender Perspective into the NATO Command Structure

Authored by: North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Categories: The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: National Security Forces and Armed Groups, Security Sector Reform (SSR), UN Resolutions
Region: North America
Year: 2012
Citation: "Integrating UNSCR 1325 and Gender Perspective into the NATO Command Structure." North Atlantic Treaty Organization Bi-Strategic Command Directive (BI-SCD) 40–1, 2012.

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Executive Summary

This Bi-Strategic Command Directive aims to ensure implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, related resolutions and integration of gender perspective in military organisations and forces in the NATO Command Structure (NCS) and NATO Force Structure (NFS) of the Alliance and within NATO-led operations. Rationale: Security and risks during armed conflicts are perceived differently by men,women, boys and girls 1.These differences must be analysed and addressed to enable a safe, secure and stable environment for the entire population. An effective operational response uses Comprehensive Approach (CA) principles to address multi-faceted conflicts and crises, and contribute to sustainable and lasting peace. Realising that gender dimensions are an important component of such efforts, this Directive seeks to mainstream gender into all phases of NATO activities.