Project profile — Reducing Barriers to Women's Participation in UN Peace Operations

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Reducing Barriers to Women's Participation in UN Peace Operations - Overview
DPO – United Nations Department of Peace Operations (XM-DAC-41310)
2018-03-28 - 2023-03-31
Country / region • Europe, regional (20.00%)
• Africa, regional (20.00%)
• Oceania, regional (20.00%)
• Asia, regional (20.00%)
• America, regional (20.00%)
Sector • Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security
Participation in international peacekeeping operations (15230) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to improve the effectiveness of women in United Nations peacekeeping operations. Project activities include: (1) providing specialized training to uniformed peacekeepers; (2) improving the delivery of the Women, Peace and Security Program's mandate; and (3) contributing to the creation of a more responsive environment for peacekeepers.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased representation of qualified women uniform personnel (military and police) in leadership and professional posts; (2) enhanced operational efficiency and mandate implementation of United Nations Police and Military components; and (3) better promotion of gender equality during mandate implementation

Results achieved

Results achieved as of April 2021 include : (1) training for 13 uniformed and civilian personnel at the senior level on gender-responsive leadership; (2) training for 36 military gender advisors and gender focal points (contact persons) from 13 peacekeeping missions; and (3) the development and inclusion of the mixed engagement platoon’s standardized training materials into the United Nations’ Infantry Battalion Manual and Statement of Unit Requirements as a requirement for pledging infantry battalions.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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