Norway assumed its presidency of the UN Security Council in January of 2022 and will serve for the duration of the month; both Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt will lead meetings while Norway holds the presidency.
Norway will focus on the role of women in promoting peace, focusing on the importance of including women in securing effective peace solutions. Huitfeldt highlighted that women taking part in peace processes around the world are subject to both reprisals and threats, jeopardizing not only individual women but also the peace-making process at large.
Huitfeldt will serve as chair for the first formal meeting on the topic with the Security Council and intends to push for concrete measures to protect women's participation in peace processes. Norway and Germany have jointly called on other countries to support a fund that will assist women working in peace processes. Norway has also argued the importance of letting women speak in the Security Council and has invited several international organizations to secure female participation during the Norwegian presidency.