The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Project on Gender in the Global Community will co-sponsor a lecture, "Women, Peace, and Security: A Critical Component of the Post-2015 Development Agenda," on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the United Nations in New York (Conference Room 3). The featured speaker will be Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning. To attend the panel, RSVP to the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the UN by July 30.
Armed conflicts pose a major obstacle to development. In modern day conflicts, women often bear the brunt of their effects. Early investment in development allows countries to recover more quickly once a conflict is over. At the same time, investing in women’s potential has proven to boost development efforts. The Women, Peace, and Security agenda is therefore intrinsically linked to the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In light of the recent conclusion of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, Mohammed will speak about the importance of adequately reflecting women’s role in post-conflict development, gender equality, and the empowerment of women in the SDGs.
This lectuer is part of a series of lectures and panels on the UN's Women, Peace, and Security Agenda, organized by LISD's Project on Gender in the Global Community, the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, and the PeaceWomen Project of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).