Global Women's Issues

 Date: 09/30/2009 Description: Security Council meeting at which the Council unanimously adopted resolution 1888 © UN Image

“The United States joins with the international community in sending a simple and unequivocal message: violence against women and children will not be tolerated and must be stopped. The United States places a high priority on this issue of fundamental human rights and global security. I am pleased that the Security Council, chaired by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, unanimously approved a US-sponsored resolution that will increase the protection of women and children in conflict. In particular, the resolution focuses on one of the most abhorrent features of modern war: the use of rape as a weapon, and other forms of sexual violence against women and children.”

~ President Barack Obama on the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1888

Date: 08/07/2009 Description: line © USUN Image


Secretary Clinton on the Adoption of a UNSC Resolution to Combat Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict
       Date: 09/30/2009 Description: Secretary Clinton as Security Council President © UN Image           

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:

Fact Sheet on US Efforts and Women Peace and Security Reports


UNIFEM: United Nations Developement Fund for Women

UNICEF: United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

UNFPA United Nations Population Fund