On the 5th of November 2020, two officers of SEEBRIG HQ attended the International Conference “Gender Equality – 20 years after the adoption of the UNSCR 1325. The impact on the security and defense sector”. The conference was held via VTC and organized by Bucharest / Na-6, within the framework of the project “Women Leader in the field of Security and Defense.”
The opening remarks were delivered by HE Mrs Simona COJOCARU, the State Secretary and Chief of the Department for Defense Policy of Na-6 and Mr. Gjergji METOXHA, the SEDM-CC / PMSC Secretariat Director and NATO and European Union Policy Director of the MoD of Na-1. There was underlined, the aim of the conference,as the reaffirmation of the role of woman in prevention and resolution of military conflicts, promotion of peace and security and involvement in political and military decision – making process.
Moreover, the participants from SEDM member countries, NATO, RACVIAC and UNDP SEESAC addressed topics concerning the impact of the UN resolution on recruitment and career promotion policies, as well as on training activities and participation in peacekeeping missions and operations. Finally, the conference was also attended by representatives of public institutions and civil society that are evolving programs concerning gender issues and all the participants concluded to the significant role of woman in Security and Defense.