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City Club speaker to discuss women’s roles in peace talks

September 22, 2018

City Club speaker to discuss women’s roles in peace talks

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Nearly 20 years ago, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution demanding an increase in the number women serving at the United Nations, and an expansion of women’s roles in its member states efforts to end conflicts.

At its core, the resolution recognized how women can contribute to maintaining peace. Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, a drafter of the resolution, will speak at the City Club of Cleveland today about how women are still excluded from peace talks, despite the resolution.

The resolution she helped pass in 2000 advocated for the United Nations solicitor general to include more women in decisions on ending conflicts, and appoint more women as special representatives or envoys. It urged the UN to increase the number of women working in the field. It asked its member counties to increase the number of women making decisions to resolve conflicts. Watch Naraghi-Anderlini live in the video player above at 12:30 p.m.

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