Armed Forces: Females
Madeleine Moon (Bridgend, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress he has made on steps to ensure UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women's rights is referenced in all relevant Ministry of Defence doctrine; and if he will make a statement.
Nick Harvey (Minister of State (Armed Forces), Defence; North Devon, Liberal Democrat)
The task to reference UNSCR 1325 across relevant Defence doctrine is being undertaken as part of an ongoing review process. In July 2011, the Ministry of Defence published the revised Joint Doctrine Note 5/11—Peacekeeping: An Evolving Role for Military Forces. The doctrine note made reference to a number of thematic resolutions, specifically noting United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. The UK, as the custodian for writing NATO doctrine on peacekeeping, has commenced work on the new doctrine publication and will highlight the importance of UNSCR 1325 along with other thematic resolutions. The doctrine, which will act as a guide to NATO forces and be adopted as UK doctrine, is due to be completed in early 2013.