Posted by: africanpressorganization | 30 April 2009

Darfur / Launch of a cooperation agreement between the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and UNAMID Police

 

 


 

 

Darfur / Launch of a cooperation agreement between the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and UNAMID Police.

 

 

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, April 30, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general and the spokesperson for the general assembly president:

 

The African Union-UN mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today announced the launch of a cooperation agreement between the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and UNAMID Police.

 

Deputy Police Commissioner Elizabeth Muwanga said the new partnership will enhance the achievement of harmonized and focused coordination of commonly shared values on safety, security, livelihood support and overall well-being of internally displaced persons, particularly women.

 

UNIFEM Regional Director Meryem Aslan urged both parties to enhance gender equality, raise the profile of women and address issues relating to all forms of discrimination against women, particularly in conflict situations.

 

UNAMID Police are mandated to assist in harnessing the capacity of women to participate in the peace process, including through political representation, economic empowerment and protection from sexual and gender-based violence.

 

To this end, UNAMID Police and UNIFEM join hands in supporting actions to bring the Darfur peace Agreement back on track by facilitating collective responses and participation by all parties to the Agreement; and to include gender equality in representation and participation in the Darfur peace process.  They will also support and facilitate an enabling environment for women’s equal and meaningful representation and participation in the Darfur peace process.

 

 

SOURCE 

United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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