It gives me great pleasure as DG EUMS to be associated with a campaign aimed at promoting women's full, inclusive and meaningful participation and leadership within the context of Common Security and Defence Policy in Military Missions and Operations.
Women are dis-proportionally affected by armed conflict however, Women make an essential contribution to building Peace and Security. Indeed, no action can succeed without the inclusive and credible participation of women.
The positive contribution made by the Women who serve in the six CSDP Military Missions and Operations cannot be overstated and on this International Women's Day I offer my sincerest thanks for the excellent work they do.
For more information on the excellent contribution women make to CSDP Military Missions and Operations please see the following links: