I wish to inform the House that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, together with the Department for International Development and the Ministry of Defence, are today publishing the 2017 annual report on progress against the UK’s third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.
Published on 12 June 2014 (HC Deb, 16 June 2014, c. 72-4WS) the National Action Plan sets out the Government’s objectives on the Women, Peace and Security agenda for the period 2014-2017. It provides the direction to our work to put women and girls at the centre of conflict prevention, response and resolution.
The report published today outlines our progress against the National Action Plan over the last 12 months, including our work in our six focus countries of Afghanistan, Burma, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Somalia and Syria as well as an overview of our wider progress on the Women, Peace and Security agenda over the three year life of the National Action Plan and the commitments we made in October 2015 at the UN Security Council High Level Review of Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
The progress report has been published on gov.uk. I am placing electronic copies in the Parliamentary Libraries.