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DI At 2010 UN BMS & UNGA Meetings With NGOs

Defend International attended the UN Fourth Biennial Meeting of States to consider the implementation of the Programme of Action to prevent, combat, and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects, which was held in New York in June 2010! Dr. Widad addressed the 2010 BMS underlining the importance of a culture of peace. She also participated in the UN General Assembly Interactive Hearings with NGOs, attending as an accredited observer.

UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace & Security

On 5 October 2009, the UN Security Council held an Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security entitled “Responding to the needs of women and girls in post-conflict situations for sustainable peace and security”. Viet Nam, the current President of the UN Security Council, invited the Council, Member States and other organizations to exchange and discuss the implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000) and related documents.