Troop-Contributing Countries achieving gender parity targets
DPO – the Office of Military Affairs (OMA) tracks on a monthly basis, the efforts of all TCCs towards achieving gender parity targets set out in the Uniformed Gender Parity Strategy. DPO’s website highlights TCCs who have achieved gender parity according to their contribution towards gender parity (share of women deployed in stated month), by category of deployment – UN Military Experts on Mission (UNMEM) and Staff Officers SOs (combined) and troops, by contribution size. Please see DPO’s website for more information on TCC ranking and data.
DPO publishes monthly, a full list of the contributions of all TCC’s towards gender parity, by category, titled: Operational Effect and Women Peacekeepers – Addressing the Gender Imbalance. This is available on the DPO website https://peacekeeping.un.org/en/gender. The list is color coded: Green – TCC meets or exceeds UGPS target; Yellow – TCC contributes 0.1% or more women peacekeepers; Red: TCC does not contribute women peacekeepers.
The latest report is also available here: Operational Effect and Women Peacekeepers – May 2023.
DPO – Police Division (PD) provides a monthly breakdown of the number of men and women uniformed police personnel deployed to UN Peacekeeping and some Special Political missions: https://police.un.org/en/gender.
United Nations Uniformed Gender Parity Strategy
The United Nations has set a goal to increase the participation of uniformed women in peacekeeping operations. This goal is in line with UNSC Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, which recognizes the importance of women’s participation in peace operations. The Secretary-General has put forth a Gender Parity Strategy, including a Uniformed Gender Parity Strategy (UGPS) that sets targets for women in peacekeeping and outlines how the UN plans to meet those goals.
The UGPS aims to reach the following numbers by 2028: 15% female military peacekeepers in troop contingents, 20% female police in formed police units (FPU), 25% female military observers (MEOM) and staff officers (SO), and 30% individual police officers (IPO). However, the current numbers of women in uniformed peacekeeping are low and the pace of change is slow. A table below will show the real numbers achieved compared to the proposed targets.