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“We need tangible progress on the WPS agenda. Using the individual peace operations mandates seems to be the most promising approach. Rather than anchoring resolutions in the general WPS framework, it would be better to focus on ensuring a central role for women in the context of specific countries or peacekeeping efforts, where the discussion can be on practical, concrete steps, as well as on accountability for implementation.”

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Ms. Angela Kane was a senior official at the United Nations. She served as High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Under-Secretary-General for Management, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Deputy SRSG in the Ethiopia-Eritrea peacekeeping mission. She also served in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was part of the El Salvador peace negotiations and held a managerial post in the UN Department of Public Information.

She teaches at Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs, Tsinghua University/Schwarzman Scholars in Beijing, as well as the Vienna Diplomatic Academy. She is a Senior Fellow at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, and Vice President of the International Institute for Peace in Vienna. She will assume the Sam Nunn Distinguished Fellowship in August 2021 at the Nuclear Threat Initiative in Washington, DC.

Ms. Kane was recently named the new Sam Nunn Distinguished Fellow by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI).