Leadership and the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda

In September 2017, UN secretary-general António Guterres launched a strategy to achieve a long-overdue goal of gender parity among staff across the United Nations (UN). This event examines progress in meeting this goal with a specific focus on challenges to increasing women in the senior leadership roles in the UN’s peace and security institutions, and we discuss why this goal is important for the quality of the UN’s efforts to resolve conflict and build peace.