On the sidelines of the General Debate that opened the 74th United Nations General Assembly, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,
Emanuela Del Re, spoke at the New York event that launched the “Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediators Networks”.
The event, which was opened by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, was organised by the Regional Women Mediators Networks and by the Countries and regional organisations that support them, including Italy. The creation of the Global Alliance aims to increase the participation and influence of women in all levels of peace processes through the shared and concerted actions of networks that, albeit through their own characteristics, pursue the same goals.
The Deputy Foreign Minister pointed out how “Italy continues to be strongly committed to empowering women as vital agents of peace. Bolstering the participation of women mediators was a priority in our mandate at the Security Council and of our Presidency of the G7”. She went on to recall that “in 2017, we launched the Mediterranean Women Mediators’ Network, one of the founding members of this Global Alliance.”
She went on: “We will continue to support the Network and to promote a significant participation of women in all forums, both at national and international level.” She also recalled “the precious work that women and youth carry out on the ground, despite challenges and pressures.”
The Deputy Minister then announced two events to be hosted at the Farnesina at the beginning of December, “the tangible examples of our commitment, also in preparation for the 20th anniversary of Security Council Resolution No. 1325 (“Women, Peace & Security”)”. One will be an international workshop organised in partnership with UN Women on the role and responsibility of States in boosting the participation of women in peace processes and the other will be the third edition of the MED Dialogues Women’s Forum.