The fourth 2013 issue of the GPS Update features an interview with PRIO Researcher Christin Ormhaug, about a new project at PRIO commissioned by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Christin is the lead researcher on this new project comparing the development of National Action Plans (NAPs) and other national strategies for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the OSCE area.

This issue also features reports on the UN General Assembly’s adoption of a declaration to end sexual violence in conflict, how Australia failed to put women on the Security Council Agenda during its Presidency in September, and the Regional Conference on Women, Peace, Security and Development for the Great Lakes Region in Africa (and more!). As usual, the GPS Update also gives you an update on relevant seminars, reports and policy briefs, as well as a list of publications which might be of interest to our readership.

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The PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is an electronic newsletter launched by PRIO’s Gender Team in response to growing interest among the public for information about women, peace and security issues. The newsletter will keep readers informed of the latest developments both internationally and in Norway in relation to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security and subsequent resolutions.

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