Millions to promote women in peacemaking

AP News
Posted: Sep 26, 2012 2:36 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. ambassador Swanee Hunt has announced a multimillion dollar pledge to support a landmark U.N. resolution calling for women to be included in decision-making positions at every level of peacemaking and peacebuilding.

Hunt, a lecturer at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, said Tuesday that The Institute for Inclusive Security which she chairs will provide $2 million per year for the foreseeable future to advance women's participation in peace efforts, as called for in the 2000 resolution.

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"We estimate that the contributions of our eight partners will total an additional two million per year," she said.

Hunt announced the pledges during the Clinton Global Initiative which ended Tuesday.