Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
October 11, 2019
The United States and Poland convened the Warsaw Process Working Group on Human Rights October 10 to 11 in Washington, D.C. More than 40 delegations from around the world participated with keynote speakers, including Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump. This working group focused on Women, Peace, and Security, with the aim of supporting ongoing regional and national efforts to promote the meaningful participation of women in all phases of conflict prevention, resolution and recovery. This is essential to achieving long-term peace and stability. The working group will continue to facilitate cooperation on human rights with regional actors in advance of a second ministerial in 2020.
The Warsaw Process was launched by the United States and Poland in February following the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East. The initiative, which consists of seven expert-level working groups, is promoting stability in the Middle East through meaningful multilateralism that fosters deeper regional and global collaboration. The next working group will focus on Maritime and Aviation Security and will meet October 21-22 in Manama, Bahrain.
Attached is the text of the working group summary released following the conclusion of the meeting.