Event Type: Launch Events, Conferences
Date: December 14, 2023 to December 15, 2023
Within this framework, in November 2022 the ASEAN Leaders adopted the first ever ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on Women, Peace and Security (ASEAN RPA-WPS) which was launched on December 5th, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. ASEAN RPA-WPS outlines ways for implementing the four key pillars of women peace and security agenda, including women’s protection, participation, prevention, and relief as well as recovery. Cambodia was one of the original members of the ASEAN Advisory Group on WPS and took a full leadership in driving the development of RPA-WPS. Currently, Cambodia continues to chair the ASEAN Advisory Group on WPS to oversee the implementation of the RPA-WPS as well as leading the development of the Guideline and Toolkit for ASEAN Member States to further localize the RPA-WPS into their national contexts with the support of UN Women. It is also the leading ASEAN Member States to promote women’s leadership and political participation at the regional level.
Given Cambodia’s leadership role in advancing the WPS Agenda and its strong interest to localize WPS in the context of Cambodia, synergies between regional and national level efforts will be key to accelerate buy-in and ownership at the national level. Within this context, UN Women in collaboration with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA) is organizing the Awareness Raising Workshop on Localizing Women, Peace, and Security agenda on 14-15 December 2023.
- Download Localisation Toolkit and Guidelines for the ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on Women, Peace and Security
- Rewatch the video on ASEAN YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dErzsnYlT74
- Joint Press Release: ASEAN launches guidelines for member countries to adapt women, peace and security policy