Women, Peace and Security : Finland’s National Action Plan 2023−2027

In 2000, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Its implementation is binding on all UN Member States. The principal aim of the Resolution and the nine additional resolutions is to enhance women’s role and decision-making power in conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding and to improve women’s security.

Finland’s fourth National Action Plan (NAP) to implement the Resolution on Women, Peace and Security was drawn up as a joint effort of the central government, CSOs, research institutes and civil society. The NAP will guide Finland’s national efforts to implement the objectives of the Women, Peace and Security resolutions in five areas: conflict prevention and building lasting peace; peace processes and mediation; security sector, crisis management and preparedness; safety and rights of women and girls in conflict settings; and advocacy and mainstreaming. The NAP’s cross-cutting themes include reinforcing a knowledge-based approach; strengthening women's participation; strengthening partnerships; and linking climate and environmental matters to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.

The objectives, outcomes and outputs set out in the NAP concern Finland’s domestic and international activities. The NAP will be implemented by different branches of government and civil society organisations. A monitoring group will oversee the implementation of the NAP, and progress will be reported to Parliament on an annual basis.