Jerusalem Center for Women

Resolution 1325 (2000)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 4213th meeting, on31 October 2000

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolutions 1261 (1999) of 25 August 1999, 1265 (1999) of 17September 1999, 1296 (2000) of 19 April 2000 and 1314 (2000) of 11 August 2000,as well as relevant statements of its President, and recalling also the statement of itsPresident to the press on the occasion of the United Nations Day for Women’sRights and International Peace (International Women’s Day) of 8 March 2000(SC/6816)

Recalling also the commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform forAction (A/52/231) as well as those contained in the outcome document of thetwenty-third Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly entitled“Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the Twenty-FirstCentury” (A/S-23/10/Rev.1), in particular those concerning women and armedconflic

Bearing in mind the purposes and principles of the Charter of the UnitedNations and the primary responsibility of the Security Council under the Charter forthe maintenance of international peace and security,

Expressing concernthat civilians, particularly women and children, accountfor the vast majority of those adversely affected by armed conflict, including asrefugees and internally displaced persons, and increasingly are targeted bycombatants and armed elements, and recognizing the consequent impact this has ondurable peace and reconciliation, Read More