A gender milestone for the CFSP?

The former UK ambassador to Sudan, Dame Rosalind Marsden, has been appointed as the new EU Special Representative for Sudan. Dame Marsden, who will take up her post on 1 September, is the first ever female EU special representative.

In September 2009, a group of civil society organisations, including EPLO and EPLO member organisation International Alert, developed a set of recommendations on the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Europe one of which was to ‘Identify, nominate and appoint women to senior-level positions at the national, regional and international level, including as EU Special Representatives, in ESDP missions and in mediation and negotiation teams.’

Click here to read the official EU press release about Dame Marsden’s appointment and click here to read an article about it from the Sudan Tribune.


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