Gender equality – a focus in peacekeeping evaluation programme: officer

Vietnam and Japan focus on gender equality while mapping out plans for the Competency Evaluation Program for Prospective United Nations Peacekeepers (CEP), said Matsuzawa Tomoko, Director for Defence Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region at the Defence Ministry of Japan.
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Gender equality – a focus in peacekeeping evaluation programme: officer: Vietnamese military officers depart for UN peacekeeping mission. (Photo: VNA)

Women have an increasingly important role to play in peacekeeping activities, she said, highlighting Vietnam and Japan, co-chairs of the CEP, arranged an array of scenarios within the framework of the program to promote women’s participation.

She added that the female blue-berets have engaged in theoretical classes as well as field exercises in which they cast in the role of conflict victims or military observers.

The CEP, an activity under the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) Experts’ Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations (PKO-EWG) Cycle 4, is taking place in Vietnam on September 13-21.

The event, drawing nearly 300 experts, trainees, and observers from ADMM-Plus member countries, is the last activity of PKO-EWG Cycle 4 within the framework of the ADMM-Plus.

The co-hosting of the CEP has shown Vietnam’s role and responsibility in multilateral and bilateral cooperation mechanisms in the field of UN peacekeeping operations within the ADMM-Plus framework.

Through the activity, Vietnam hopes to make contributions to enhancing the efficiency of UN peacekeeping operations by ADMM-Plus member states.

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(Source: VNA)