Issue Paper 5: The Sustainable Development Goals and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda by Sharon Smee, Nicole Kleppe and Ludmilla Kwitko

Jul 1, 2018 | Issues Papers, Policy and Advocacy

The Women, Peace and Security agenda is recognised as a prerequisite for the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda and as essential for transformative change towards security, human rights and development. At the same time, the 2030 Agenda provides an important framework to refocus and strengthen Australia’s approach to women, peace and security clearly showing the “nexus between gender equality, conflict and development” and the need for an interlinked domestic and international focus on women, peace and security.


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The Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women Peace and Security commissioned the writing of thematically focused Issue Papers to inform the development of Australia’s second National Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2nd NAP) and to advance the discussion on women, peace and security in Australia. These Issue Papers build on key themes outlined in “Listening to Women’s Voice and Making the Connections to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Fifth Report of the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security.”