Office of Global Women's Issues

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The Office of Global Women's Issues is located within the United States Department of State,[1] and is headed by the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, as of September 2013, Catherine M. Russell.

A major focus of the United Nations Organization is to improve the measure of political participation by women globally.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton noted in connection with the office, "When the Security Council passed Resolution 1325, we tried to make a very clear statement, that women are still largely shut out of the negotiations that seek to end conflicts, even though women and children are the primary victims of 21st century conflict."[1]

Women, peace, and security[edit]

Secretary Clinton also announced that, "The U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security [is] a roadmap for accelerating and institutionalizing efforts across the U.S. Government to advance women’s participation in making and keeping peace."[1]



  1. ^ a b c "Office of Global Women's Issues". United States Department of State. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Assistant Secretaries and Equivalent Rank". January 20, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Department Organization Chart". March 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2015.