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UN Security Resolution 1325

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will make an assessment of the feasibility of including a mandatory module on UN Security Council resolution 1325 in armed forces operational training and guidance; (98583)

(2) what steps have been taken by his Department to increase awareness of UN Security Council resolution 1325 throughout the armed forces;

(3) what measures are in place to promote among members of the armed forces recognition of the disproportionate impact of conflict on women and girls.

The provisions of UNSCR 1325 are reflected in the training of UK service personnel in the Law of Armed Conflict and in the pre-deployment preparations. In addition, pre-deployment planning covers social and cultural issues, including specific gender issues that should be taken into account. The MOD has also commissioned an audit of the existing training provision, against both the resolution itself and the training outcomes identified in the UN’s own training package on the resolution. The results of the audit should allow us to show more clearly how training is compliant, while also helping us identify any further training needs.