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Issue No: 232
April 1, 2006

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UN to explore ways to boost women's participation in peacekeeping

The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations will hold policy meetings aimed at coming up with ways to increase women's participation in peacekeeping.

Although the numbers of civilian positions held by women in peacekeeping has increased recently to 27 percent, the percentage of women in the military and police units remains far too low, at 1 percent and 4 percent respectively, a UN spokesperson said Monday.

The meetings will bring together senior military and police officers from troop contributing countries as well as countries that have hosted peacekeeping operations.

In addition, women personnel serving in current peacekeeping missions, representatives of women's organizations and high-level representatives from some UN member states are expected to attend.

Source: Xinhua.


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