His Excellency Robert Fillon, Ambassador of Monaco to Italy and Anne Eastwood, High Commissioner for the Protection of Rights, Freedoms and Mediation, participated in the launching ceremony and the first meeting of the Network of Women Mediators for the Mediterranean region, organised by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 26 in Rome.
The network is an initiative of Italy, which has been a member of the UN Security Council since January 2017, whose main objective is to contribute to efforts to “build the peace of tomorrow”.
Security Council Resolution 1325, adopted in 2000, focuses on promoting the effective participation of women in conflict prevention, through mediation and addressing their specific needs in peace processes.
As a first step, the Network of Women Mediators for the Mediterranean Region must define its organisation and working methods, to which the meeting of October 26 was largely devoted. Priority programmes for the action of the Network will then be defined for the coming months.
The Office of the High Commissioner in Monaco was inaugurated on March 19, 2015, offering everyone a peaceful and non-confrontational way of enforcing their rights vis-à-vis the Monegasque administrations, as well as in the private sector, in the fight against discrimination.