Wallström: Appoint an EU envoy for UNSCR 1325

Wallström: Appoint an EU envoy for UNSCR 1325

The Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, has written an opinion piece in Aftonbladet regarding sexual violence against women and how the feminist government of Sweden is trying to spread its policies in the EU. In a meeting of European foreign ministers she brought up the suggestion of appointing an envoy specifically to deal with issues pertaining to UN Resolution 1325, on women, peace and security. Since the adoption of the resolution many countries and organisations have appointed ambassadors and envoys to target and handle these specific questions – the US, NATO, UN and the AU included. Meanwhile the EU has adopted plans but concrete action has been lacking. Wallström asks how the complex situation in Eastern Ukraine and the threat of the Islamic State can be managed without observing the situation of women? Sweden’s voice in the world is stronger when it speaks together with the other EU states and that voice will speak for the women of the world, she writes.

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Jessica Nilsson Williams is the CEO & Founder of Mundus International. She has a long-standing interest in international affairs, having studied and worked in the field for more than 20 years. She began her career as the political advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, and then worked in London and Singapore before returning to Stockholm. In 2011 she took up a senior role at the New Zealand Embassy before founding Mundus International in 2012. In addition to working for foreign missions, she has worked in sectors such as NGOs and non-profit organisations (e.g. the Clinton Foundation and the International Red Cross), and television.