ISLAMABAD The United Nations is commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 that stresses the necessity to involve women in conflict prevention, peace building and post-conflict reconstruction. This Resolution, unanimously adopted on October 31, 2000, has a special significance since it is seen by many as a historic document. A watershed political framework that makes women - and a gender perspective - relevant to negotiate peace agreements, planning refugee camps and peacekeeping operations and reconstructing war-torn societies. To mark the 10th anniversary of Resolution 1325 in Pakistan, the UN, in particular UNIFEM and leading women and civil society organisations in Pakistan organised Open Day 1325 where the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Assistance to Pakistan, Jean Maurice Ripert, met with the women peace groups to build dialogue on women, peace and security that will contribute to better implementation of this important resolution. The Open Day has been organised in 20 countries simultaneously, and the outcomes of the meetings will be communicated to the Security Council in October 2010 so that Security Council discussions on means of accelerating implementation of Resolution 1325 can be informed by the needs and concerns of women in conflict and crisis contexts. This anniversary is an opportunity to reaffirm the core message of that landmark text: sustainable peace is possible only with womens full participation - their perspectives, their leadership, their daily, equal presence wherever we seek to make and keep the peace, said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a message.