On 10 December, SIPRI co-hosted a regional expert level discussion event on ‘North East Asian Countries’ Contributions to the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda’ in Beijing. The event took place ahead of next year’s 20th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on the topic.
During the event, SIPRI’s Dr Marina Caparini spoke at the opening session and SIPRI had the opportunity to present the findings of a new report, 'Emerging Actors in the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: South Korea and Japan', by Yeonju Jung and Ayako Tsujisaka.
The presentation was followed by panel discussions that focused on the research findings of the report and the 2019–20 WPS Index from the Georgetown Institute. The final panel provided insights on WPS in North East Asia ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
The event was organized in collaboration with the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and UN Women.