Workshop on Women, Peace, and Security Concludes with Emphasis on Enhanced Cooperation

In a collaborative effort between Nepal Police, the International Police Peacekeeping Operations Support Programs (IPPOS), and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), a significant workshop on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) concluded successfully. The program, held on Thursday, marked a pivotal moment in fostering cooperation and understanding towards the vital role of women in peace-building efforts globally.

Under the esteemed patronage of Inspector General of Police Basanta Bahadur Kunwar, the workshop brought together key stakeholders to delve into crucial discussions and initiatives aimed at bolstering women’s participation in peacekeeping missions. Inspector General Kunwar, in his address, underscored the imperative for heightened support and coordination to enhance Nepal Police’s engagement in future United Nations peacekeeping endeavors.

The event witnessed Inspector General Kunwar bestowing certificates upon the participants, acknowledging their commitment to advancing the cause of gender equality and peace. The discussions centered on evaluating strategies and charting out actionable steps to ensure equitable participation of women in effective peace-building endeavors, reflecting Nepal Police’s dedication to promoting inclusivity and diversity in its operations.

Marcy Brown, Regional Chief from the United States Department of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, elucidated the workshop’s objectives, while Masa Dikanovic of UNITAR provided valuable insights into the program’s significance, accompanied by a comprehensive report detailing the workshop’s proceedings.

Notably, the workshop attracted participation from a diverse array of stakeholders, including 7 individuals from Nepal Police, 2 from Nepal Armed Police Force, and representatives from countries spanning Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Fiji, Gambia, Germany, Indonesia, Netherlands, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Samoa, Tanzania, and the UAE. Additionally, representatives from UN Women and UN Light Coordination Mechanism (LCM) enriched the dialogue, collectively contributing to a fruitful exchange of ideas and experiences.

The conclusion of the workshop marks a milestone in the ongoing efforts to promote gender equality and inclusivity in peacekeeping initiatives, reaffirming Nepal’s commitment to fostering a safer and more equitable world for all.


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