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The IMS Office of the Gender Advisor

The IMS Office of the Gender Advisor is the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) within the International Military Staff (IMS) providing information and advice on gender

issues and on the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and Related Resolutions. It also serves as the Secretariat for the NATO Committee on Gender

Perspectives (NCGP). The Office provides advice and support to the DGIMS on gender issues, including the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and Related Resolutions. The Chief of the Office represents the IMS in Committees, Working Groups and HQ Task Forces and maintains liaison with the International Staff (IS) and the NATO Military Authorities (NMAs).

The Office promotes awareness on the effective integration of a gender perspective into military operations and facilitates the dialogue with Partner countries on relevant gender issues.

It collects and disseminates information from NATO and Partner Nations regarding national programmes, policies and procedures on gender related issues, including the implementation of UNSCRs 1325 and Related Resolutions. It liaises with international organizations and agencies concerned with the integration of a gender perspective into military operations, as well as with gender related issues. The Office also coordinates the organization of NCGP and EC meetings.