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Sep 18, 2013 - Peace Boat and GPPAC submit letter to Japanese Government re implementation of UNSC Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
Peace Boat submitted a letter to the Japanese government calling for full participation of civil society in the country's process to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325). The letter was submitted on behalf of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), of which Peace Boat acts as Northeast Asia Secretariat. GPPAC members around the world have been closely involved in processes for implementing UNSCR 1325 around the world, with gender and human security as key pillars of its activities.

The letter was submitted at a consultation meeting convened by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on September 18, as part of the process of Japan currently working to develop its National Action Plan (NAP) to implement UNSCR 1325. The letter further lends global support to a previous statement made by 39 Japanese civil society groups including Peace Boat, asking for wider and meaningful participation of civil society in Japan's NAP preparatory process. Peace Boat and GPPAC plan to stay closely involved in these developments, building on experiences from partner organisations in other country processes and advocating for views of civil society to be fully reflected in an inclusive process and an effective implementation plan.

Read the letter here as a PDF document or read more about GPPAC's work on gender here.
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