UNFICYP peacekeeper presented with UN military Gender Advocate Award
We are proud of UNFICYP peacekeeper, Lt Col Sunny Kara from the UK who was presented with the UN Military Gender Advocate award by the Head of Mission, Elizabeth Spehar and the Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Cheryl Pearce at a special ceremony held at UNFICYP HQ today.
The award honours his dedication and efforts to promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of UNFICYP's operations. This year, the UN marks the 20th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Resolution 1325 was a milestone in recognizing that women have a right to full, equal, and meaningful participation in peace processes, conflict resolution and peacebuilding.