The high-level meeting of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission on women leadership for Women, Peace, and Security agenda and the role of women in addressing the consequences of climate was held on 11 November 2022, at the United Nations Headquarters. The meeting sought to promote women's participation in peacebuilding and the implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security agenda in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, focusing on the role and leadership of women in the context of climate change.
The delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan led by the Chair of the Committee of Women’s Affairs and Family under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan Mrs, Hilolbi Qurbonzoda participated and made the statement at this meeting.
During her speech, it was emphasized that the Republic of Tajikistan from the first days of gaining state independence under the leadership of the Founder of Peace and National Unity - Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon, paid particular attention as well as showed political will in implementing an effective gender policy to ensure equal rights and opportunities for men and women.
On peacebuilding, H. Qurbanzoda noted that Tajikistan, had gone through civil war and gained enough experience in conflict prevention, post-war reconstruction, and maintaining peace and stability, and Tajik women have actively participated in the processes of peace restoration in the country.
Moreover, the Chair of the Committee of Women’s Affairs and Family under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan Mrs, Hilolbi Qurbonzoda elaborated on the linkages between water and climate and the role of women in this process and told about global initiatives of the Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon in the field of water and climate, as well as the International Decade of Action "Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028" and declaring 2025 as the International Year of Glacier Preservation in order to achieve the goals and targets of the Agenda 2030.
The meeting was conducted under the Chairmanship of the Peacebuilding Commission, the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN H.E. Muhammad Muhith.
Besides the Central Asian countries' delegations, representatives of 31 member states of the UN Peacebuilding Commission and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), Natalia Gherman addressed the meeting.