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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, adopted in 2000, had high hopes.Schuurman emphasized that while her hope is that eventually it won't matter whether leaders are men or women, that moment is not yet here. For now, she pointed out proudly that NATO has its first female deputy secretary-general – longtime U.S. defense official Rose Gottemoeller – and its first female four-star admiral in a command position – the U.S. Navy's first female four-star, Michelle Howard – in charge of Allied Joint Force Command Naples. At February's defense ministerial, a quarter of the 28 defense ministers were female as are six of the 28 ambassadors to NATO.Schuurman said better implementation of UNSCR 1325 would help that, too.Schuurman believes things are moving quickly now to a better future for women in and out of war zones and that this 17-year-old U.N. resolution is playing an important role at NATO, along with an enthusiastic secretary-general who used to himself be a gender adviser to the Norwegian government.
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