Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective

The Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective (WPSAC) was formed in November 2012 to consolidate and extend academic feminist efforts around the UN’s ‘Women, Peace and Security’ agenda for the duration of Australia’s two year term on the United Nations Security Council. The Security Council is comprised of 5 permanent members and 10 non-permanent members, each of which holds a two-year term of office. One of WPSAC’s key objectives is to hold the Australian government accountable for commitments made by government officials during the international campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council, as the government leveraged these commitments as part of its successful bid, which includes a two-month presidency of the Council.

According to the Charter of the United Nations, the Security Council has primary responsibility for, among other things, the maintenance of international peace and security. In 2000, with the passing of UNSCR 1325

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