Operational Effectiveness and UN Resolution 1325

Practices and Lessons from Afghanistan

Authored by: Louise Olsson and Johan Tejpar (Editors)

Categories: The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: International Agreements, International Law, National Security Forces and Armed Groups, Security Sector Reform (SSR), UN Resolutions
Country: Afghanistan
Region: South and Central Asia
Year: 2009
Citation: Olsson, Louise and Johan Tejpar, eds. Operational Effectiveness and UN Resolution 1325: Practices and Lessons from Afghanistan. Stockholm: Swedish Defence Research Agency, 2009.

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Executive Summary

On December 12, 2007, the North Atlantic Council decided to develop common concepts and a Policy Directive on UN Resolution 1325. As part of this process, eight independent experts from four countries have conducted this study, identifying best practices and lessons learned from the implementation of Resolution 1325 in NATO’s Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) in Afghanistan. Practices and lessons relate both to effectiveness and the process to integrate Resolution 1325 in operations. An analytical framework has been developed and applied on five different PRTs; the Dutch PRT in Tarin Kowt, the Italian PRT in Herat, The New Zealand PRT in Bamyan, the Norwegian PRT in Meymaneh and the Swedish PRT in Mazar-e Sharif.