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Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
Adopted by the Security Council at its 4213th meeting, on 31 October 2000. The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security. Resolution 1325 urges all actors to increase the participation of women and incorporate gender perspectives in all United Nations peace and security efforts. It also calls on all parties to conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, in situations of armed conflict. The resolution provides a number of important operational mandates, with implications for Member States and the entities of the United Nations system. The resolution text is available in 77 languages at PeaceWomen.
Origin date: 2000
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
In September 2000, at the United Nations Millennium Summit, world leaders agreed to a set of time-bound and measurable goals and targets for combating poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women. The target date is 2015. The eight Millennium Development Goals form a blueprint agreed to by all the world's countries and all the world's leading development institutions. There are eight Millennium Development Goals. Gender equality within education is one of them.

Gender Equality & the Millennium Development Goals is a collaborative effort of the UN Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality, the OECD/DAC Network on Gender Equality, and the Multilateral Development Bank Working Group on Gender.
Origin date: 2000
Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict
Proclaimed by UN General Assembly resolution 3318 (XXIX) of 14 December 1974.
Origin date: 1974