SEESAC partakes in The Future of Development Aid in Europe conferenceMay 15, 2015
On 15 May 2015 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, SEESAC took part in a conference on The Future of Development Aid in Europe, organized by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia. The event was hosted by Ms. Vesna Pusić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs. The conference gathered representatives of EU member states and EU institutions, UN agencies, and NGOs.
Together with the European External Action Service (EEAS), the International Labour Organization(ILO) and the delegation from the current Latvian Presidency of the EU, SEESAC participated in the panel "Looking Ahead to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda: Policies and Strategies to Promote Gender Equality, and Girls' and Women’s issues”.
When presenting its Regional Security Sector Reform Platform (RSSRP), SEESAC emphasized the Platform’s strong gender equality components – both in the area of Gender Equality in Security Sector Reform, as well as that of SALW Control. '
“The RSSRP is an innovative model of partnership between UNDP and participating states at the regional level, creating a unique regional platform for South-South/East-East cooperation and assistance“, SEESAC Regional Advisor Danijela Zunec Brandt told the panelists.
“Ensuring gender equality and women’s empowerment was the most cost-efficient way to assist social reconstruction and development”, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia Ms. Vesna Pusić, said during the conference.