in the Ministry of Defence, NLO Skopje’s Ms. Marijana Mukaetova participated in
an initial meeting of inter departmental working group that will develop the
National Action Plan for implementation of the UN Security Council’s Resolution
1325 for Women, Peace and Stability.
Beside NLO Skopje the Office of the UN Women in Skopje, the OSCE Mission and
relevant None-Governmental Organizations also took part in the meeting.
meeting was opened the Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Defence, Katerina
Stavreska and she stressed the significance of adopting this document and
informed on all undertaken measures and activities to improve the gender
equality in the Ministry of Defence and the Army and the achieved progress in
the past year.
inter-departmental working group is supported with expertise provided by the British
Advisor Abigail Austin, renowned international expert in defence issues that
has long and significant experience in the gender perspectives in defence and
British Advisor, Ms. Abigail Austin presented the plan which encompasses the
time frame sand the goals of each activity. The next phase entails meeting with
institutions, civil organization and regional workshops in order to assess the
requirements for certain contents in the Action Plan.
development of the second plan is an obligation that derives from the NATO Membership
Plan for North Macedonia and it will be developed for a five year period.