The Netherlands has long been at the forefront of women, peace and security issues. A Security Council member when Resolution 1325 was adopted in 2000, it will launch its third National Action Plan (NAP) for 1325 by the end of 2015. However, strong support for the principles and objectives of 1325 has not always translated effectively into Dutch foreign policy, with programming concentrating on one or two key issue areas.
The full article was published by The Hague Institute for Global Justice in the Netherlands and can be accessed here.
Alex Paul is a recent Masters of International Relations and Master of Public Policy graduate interested in the role of international norms in global governance and national policy making - from women, peace and security to nuclear proliferation and fragile states.