On Monday, 20 April, President Dalia Grybauskaitė will attend an international conference which will focus on ways to enhance the role of women in promoting international peace and security. The conference is organised by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations, the presidential press service announced.
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The president who is also chair of the Council of Women World Leaders will welcome the participants of the conference and hold a meeting with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier.

Taking part in the conference held under the patronage of the Lithuanian president will be Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Michael Georg Link, as well as over 70 experts from the United Nations and OSCE member states.

According to the president, Lithuania's efforts in the United Nations Security Council and other international organisations contribute in a significant way to strengthening the promotion of human rights around the world. The fact that discussions on how to better protect women from violence in armed conflict and ensure their participation in maintaining international peace and security take place in Vilnius is an important recognition of Lithuania's efforts.

The experts gathered in Vilnius will review the achievements in the OSCE region within 15 years after the adoption of the United Nations Security Council resolution on women, peace and security. The resolution calls on member states to enhance women involvement in promoting international peace and security. The conclusions of the conference will be included in the UN high level review of the global implementation of the resolution.

The event will also include a discussion on women's role in restoring peace in Ukraine.

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