Through the adoption of the UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, the UNSC decided to promote women’s participation in efforts towards peace and security. But does the UNSC practice what it preaches? Are women invited to brief the UNSC to ensure women’s “full, equal and meaningful” voice in regular UNSC deliberations? Moreover, who do such women represent and on what topics are they invited to brief? This policy brief presents new data on invited briefers, based on UNSC meeting records from 2015–2021. We conclude with additional issues for the UNSC to consider in briefer selection processes.
Obermeier, Anna Marie & Louise Olsson (2022) The UN Security Council and Women’s Full, Equal and Meaningful Participation: Data on Invited Briefers to Council Deliberations, 2015–2021, GPS Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.