The United Nations in Kosovo and the EU Office in Kosovo/EU Special Representative are jointly hosting the 2019 Kosovo edition of Global Open Day, recognising the upcoming 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security with an event focusing on gender-inclusive and responsive political processes.
This year’s theme is Trust-builders and Deal-Makers: Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Kosovo
Launched in October 2010 by the Department of Peacekeeping, Department of Political Affairs, the United Nations Development Programme and UN Women in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, Global Open Days events are designed to support regular dialogue between UN senior leadership and women’s organisations around the world.
Global Open Day consultations provide a platform where women’s voices can be heard and offer an opportunity to review the implementation of Resolution 1325. Today, Global Open Days are organised worldwide and inform the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on Women, Peace and Security.
The 2019 Kosovo edition will feature a panel and two televised debates stretching the gamut of local, regional and global issues and experiences, with local and international experts, civil society leaders and politicians leading robust debate (please see the attached agenda for more details on panelists and themes).
This year, for the first time, UN Global Open Day has been organised in cooperation with the European Union as the organisations look to further increase their collaboration on Women, Peace and Security. It is also the first time such an event will be televised, with a television debate with prominent panelists to be moderated by Jeta Xharra, and later televised by the Balkan Investigative Research Network (BIRN).