ISDP-KWDI International Day for Women, Peace, and Disarmament Webinar

Wednesday 24 May 2023 / 09:30 - 10:30 / Zoom

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UNSCR 1325, Two Decades and One Pandemic Later: Comparing Experiences of Sweden and South Korea

In the year 2000, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approved Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), marking a significant milestone for the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda. This resolution emphasized the vital role of women in peace processes and has since led to the integration of gender perspectives in peace and security at the national level. As a result, the WPS agenda has been incorporated into National Action Plans (NAPs) and other foreign policy instruments such as Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) and country-specific development and aid programs. Despite these efforts, various obstacles still hinder the effective implementation of UNSCR 1325, some of which are general, while others are specific to particular countries, such as inadequate conflict prevention, lack of public awareness, political will, and funding. 

Against this background, ISDP and KWDI, with their regional and topical expertise, will host a public expert-level discussion on May 24th to mark the International Day for Women, Peace, and Disarmament. The aim of the discussion is to identify the current obstacles that are hindering the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and offer practical recommendations to overcome them through NAPs and other means.

We are happy to present four excellent speakers, two from South Korea and two from Sweden, with extensive experience of working with WPS issues either in civil society organizations (CSOs) or in government policy.


Ambassador Lena Sundh, Chair of Operation 1325, member of the Swedish Women’s Mediation Network, and former Swedish diplomat 

Lina Hjärtström, Policy and Advocacy Director at Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Sweden

Jiso Yoon, Director of the Center for International Development and Cooperation, Korean Women’s Development Institute

Youngsook Cho, Chair, International Solidarity Center of Korean Women’s Associations United

Moderator: Rouslan Kats, Political/Economic Counsellor (Head of Political, Economic and Public Affairs), Embassy of Canada to the Republic of Korea