UN's Lakshmi Puri on Enhancing Women's Share in Peace and Security: "This is a historic moment!"

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: November 4, 2014; 21:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

At the Austrian Parliament a high-level panel of international politicians and prominent activists have discussed significant achievements and major obstacles in the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda. The speakers included Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, Ursula Plassnik, former Austrian Foreign Minister, Lakshmi Puri, the Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, May Chidiac of the Chidiac Foundation and Hanan Ashrawi, PLO Executive Committee Member.

Ursula Plassnik: "The international community can do much more than to speak in words" / Picture: © Vindobona.org

The conference with the title "Enhancing Women’s Share in Peace and Security – Good practice, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda – emerging trends and priorities in 21st century security" took place at the Austrian Parliament under the patronage of Doris Bures, President of the Austrian National Council.

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