Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security visits NATO’s KFOR Mission

  • 07 Nov. 2018 -
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  • Last updated: 08 Nov. 2018 14:44

Clare Hutchinson, Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, visited NATO’s peace-keeping mission in Kosovo (KFOR) on Wednesday (7 November 2018). Ms. Hutchinson discussed the promotion of the Women, Peace and Security agenda with the commander of KFOR, Major General Salvatore Cuoci. The commander briefed the Special Representative on the many initiatives to ensure a gender perspective is incorporated across all KFOR operations and training.

KFOR supports the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda and is committed to show the leadership required to further this mandate. Progress has been made in integrating gender perspectives into military planning and decision making processes, and through the deployment of a Gender Adviser to the Commander. KFOR has also strengthened its engagement with women in civil society organizations, to enhance its operational effectiveness

During her visit to Kosovo, Ms. Hutchinson also addressed a meeting of the Kosovo Women’s Network on “NATO’s Implementation of UNSC Resolution 1325 - Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.”  Ms. Hutchinson also met senior officials with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo.