Supporting the UN Security Council in Applying Its Thematic Agendas to Its Country-Specifc Work

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Supporting the UN Security Council in Applying Its Thematic Agendas to Its Country-Specifc Work

"The poor record of the Security Council in mainstreaming its thematic agendas into its country-specific work is ... mainly caused by a lack of capacity, rather than by a lack of political will." 

Author: 
Swen Dornig
05/2013
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In this Commentary Swen Dornig discusses challenges and options for better mainstreaming of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and the Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) agendas into the country-specific work of the United Nations. Dornig highlights the challenges faced in this process, but highlights recent successes with WPS and CAAC apps for mobile devices and workshops convened on this issue noting, "The poor record of the Security Council in mainstreaming its thematic agendas into its country-specific work is ... mainly caused by a lack of capacity, rather than by a lack of political will." Providing relevant UN agencies and country missions with easily accessible information about and language for drafting resolutions, Dornig argues, is an important step in this process of mainstreaming the UN's thematic agendas into its country mandates.

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