The third 2014 issue of the GPS Update features an interview with Major General Kristin Lund who took office as Force Commander to the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) on 11 August 2014.

This issue also features a story on the launch of a new global study to review progress and challenges with the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, as well as a report from an academic workshop organized by the PRIO SVAC project on sexual violence in armed conflict which took place at Harvard University in September. 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 Research Group 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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