Resolution (S/RES/1325) is the first resolution ever passed by the Security Council that specifically addresses the impact of war on women, and women's contributions to conflict resolution and sustainable peace.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan warned the UN Commission on Human Rights meeting in Geneva that its ability to perform its tasks had been undermined by the "politicization of its sessions and the selectivity of its work."
Ten years after the world's nations pledged to achieve equality for women, a follow-up meeting has become embroiled in controversy over a U.S. demand that its final declaration state that women are not guaranteed the right to abortion.
The adoption in 2000 of Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security is an historic landmark, marking the first time that the Security Council addressed specifically the role and experience of women in the context of armed conflict.
The UN General Assembly Third Committee resolution titled Working Towards Elimination of Crimes Committed Against Women and Girls in the Name of Honour is adopted this year again at the 59th Session in New York City.