Ukraine joins the United Nations Group of Friends of Women, Peace and Security
Ukraine has become a full member of the Group of Friends of Women, Peace and Security – an association of United Nations states dedicated to the protection of women in armed conflict.
The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Sergey Kislitsa, announced it in an exclusive comment to Ukrinform.
“This will give us the opportunity, with our partners, to make efforts to ensure the equal and full participation of women in all processes related to the maintenance of international peace and security,” said the diplomat.
According to him, special attention from the Ukrainian side will be paid to the protection of women affected by the Russian aggression.
“This includes, among other things, developing programs for the prevention of sexual and other violence, combating human trafficking, situation monitoring, psychological rehabilitation and professional development,” said Kislitsa.
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The diplomat also noted that the Ukrainian side would actively use the platform to exchange information and experiences, transmit a national position, advocate and find new ways to strengthen the implementation of the “women” agenda at the levels international and national.
Ukraine received an invitation to join the Group of Friends of Women, Peace and Security on Thursday, May 14, and immediately agreed to become a member of an initiative organized at the United Nations, said Kislitsa.
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In an official invitation letter, a copy of which is available to Ukrinform, the group’s organizers expressed their belief that Ukraine’s contribution will be invaluable in strengthening the role of women in peacekeeping and Security.
With Ukraine, the international group will include 60 countries.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru