The EU Council on December 10, 2018 adopted the conclusions on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) recalling the commitment of the European Union and Member States for the full implementation of the WPS Agenda and welcoming the new EU strategic approach on the WPS Agenda.

This new approach highlights the need for systematic integration of a gender perspective in all areas and activities in the field of peace and security and, in general in EU external actions. It also emphasizes the need for the EU to engage, empower, protect and support women and girls in order to help all countries achieve peace and sustainable security as an essential component of human rights and sustainable development.

The full text of the Conclusions on Women's Agenda, Peace and Security is available at: