On Tuesday, November 6, the Atlantic Council hosted Ms. Mari Skåre, NATO’s new Special Representative for Women, Peace, and Security for an off-the-record strategy session. The discussion focused on the implications of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security for NATO policies and missions, particularly in Afghanistan; and others’ experiences on effective ways to change mindsets and behaviors about inclusion of women and protection of their rights in such an operation and Europe writ large.
This event is part of a series of strategy sessions hosted by the Atlantic Council for prominent officials transitioning to important new commands. The Atlantic Council has previously hosted similar sessions for Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Matt Spence, Supreme Allied Commander Europe Admiral Jim Stavridis, Commander of NATO’s Allied Command Transformation General Stéphane Abrial among others.