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Communiqué of the Commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) in West Africa Accra Ghana, 20 & 21 October 2015



The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in partnership with the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) convened a meeting to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the UNSCR 1325, which brought together about 45 participants from Ministries of Women Affairs and Gender, representatives of Civil Society Organizations, Media and Development Partners from West Africa.

The commemoration hosted by the Ghana Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection took place at Mensvic Hotel in Accra Ghana, from the 20th to 21st of October 2015. The theme of the meeting was “15 Years of Implementing UNSCR 1325 in West Africa: Looking Back and Looking Forward”.

The meeting was convened to review the implementation of the UNSCR 1325 in West Africa, share the successes and lessons learned in promoting the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, examine the challenges of implementation of NAPs, and to strategize on how to fast track the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in West Africa.


The Honorable Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection represented by the Deputy Minister, Honorable John A. Ackon, delivered the keynote address and formally declared the conference open. The Honorable Minister expressed appreciation for the choice of Ghana as the venue of the Conference and appreciated the ECOWAS Commission and WANEP for their efforts in ensuring a strong and effective women participation in peace processes as enshrined in the UNSCR 1325. He conveyed the greetings of the President of the Republic of Ghana and pledged Ghana’s support for the outcomes of the conference. The ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, Dr. Fatimata Dia Sow represented by Director Gender, Dr. Sintiki Tarfa Ugbe and the Executive Director of WANEP, Mr. Chukwuemeka Eze delivered the opening statement and welcome remarks at the meeting.

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Communiqué for WIPNET Regional Conference 2015

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