Enhancing the role of parliaments and parliamentarians (women and men) in advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

UNDP works with parliaments all over the world to support their capacities to progress people-centered

development through the effective use of their constitutional powers, namely, to make laws, oversee the

government and represent the people. Through UNDP’s global project, “Enhancing the role of parliaments and

parliamentarians (women and men) in advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”, UNDP is committed to

working with 4 pilot legislatures – Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka – to progress their self-identified

priorities for supporting women, peace and security (WPS) in their home countries. Project provided the services

to support the empowerment of Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic in implementation of the National Agenda on

the Women, Peace and Security. It also promoted the parliamentary efforts to support implementation of the

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), namely SDG-5 on gender equality and SDG-16 on governance, rule of law

and peacebuilding.

Project moved forward The global women, peace and security (WPS) agenda. The WPS agenda has been initiated

by the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) and reaffirmed through the

adoption of seven related resolutions (1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106, 2122 and 2242). It highlights the unique

needs of women facing conflict and provides a strong foundation for the promotion of women’s participation in

decision-making, peace processes, political, judicial and electoral systems, post-conflict peacebuilding and

preventing violent extremism. Member states are encouraged to adopt UNSCR 1325 into their National Action

Plans (NAPs) and incorporate it into their national legal and administrative frameworks as a monitoring tool.


Project results:

1. “Women Peace and Security in Kyrgyzstan Background Paper” was developed after consolidation of

existing data, research and analysis on women, peace and security in country focusing on implementation

practice addressing the current Women Peace and Security National Action Plan. The recommendations

for consideration part of this analytical document identified the critical issues/areas need to be addressed

and considered for action by MPs of Kyrgyz Parliament.

2. The Road Map for Parliament was developed to help MPs to move forward WPS agenda to ensure the

participation of women in preserving peace and security.

3. The Road Map to enhance gender sensitivity of the Parliament of Kyrgyz Republic was developed to help

MPs to consider gender sensitivity in structure, procedures and in culture of this particular legislative


4. Two-day seminar was held with the participation of deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic

on November 26-27, 2018 to discuss key issues on the Agenda “Women, Peace and Security” in the Kyrgyz




Project start date:

May 2017

Estimated end date:

April 2021

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Kyrgyzstan

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Swiss Agency For Development And Cooperation - Sdc
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $185,232

    2019 $1,195,129

    2018 $778,520

    2017 $193,789

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