UN Documents for Conflict Prevention and Mediation

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
27 April 2016 S/RES/2282 This was a concurrent resolution with the General Assembly on the review of the UN peacebuilding architecture.
21 August 2014 S/RES/2171 This resolution requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to the Council on actions taken to “promote and strengthen conflict prevention tools within the United Nations system” by 31 August 2015.
16 April 2014 S/RES/2150 This was a resolution calling on all states to prevent and fight against genocide, and other serious crimes under international law, reaffirming the principle of responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, and underscoring the importance of taking into account lessons learned from the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
18 January 2018 S/PRST/2018/1 This was a presidential statement on conflict prevention stating that a comprehensive conflict prevention strategy should include early warning, preventive deployment, mediation, peacekeeping, non-proliferation, accountability measures, and post-conflict peacebuilding, recognising that these components are interdependent, complementary and non-sequential.
19 January 2015 S/PRST/2015/3 This was a presidential statement which underlined “that security and development are closely interlinked and mutually reinforcing and key to attaining sustainable peace”.
15 April 2013 S/PRST/2013/4 This was the presidential statement adopted at the conclusion of the meeting on "Prevention of conflicts in Africa: addressing the root causes".
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
25 September 2015 S/2015/730 This was the report of the Secretary-General, "the United Nations and conflict prevention: a collective recommitment".
26 August 2011 S/2011/552 This was the first-ever report on the use of preventive diplomacy.
8 April 2009 S/2009/189 This was the Secretary-General 's report on enhancing mediation and its support services to the Council.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
3 February 2017 S/2017/108 This was a concept note for the open debate on conflicts in Europe.
4 January 2017 S/2017/6 This was a concept paper for the open debate on “conflict prevention and sustaining peace”.
14 November 2016 S/2016/969 This was a concept note circulated by Senegal for the open debate on water, peace and security.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
10 September 2018 S/PV.8346 This was a briefing on corruption and conflict in which the Director of the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, John Prendergast, briefed the Council.
18 January 2018 S/PV.8161 This was a meeting on conflict prevention in which a presidential statement was adopted.
20 December 2017 S/PV.8144 This was an open debate on "addressing complex contemporary challenges to international peace and security". The Secretary-General covered various security challenges, including nuclear weapons, climate change, terrorism, drug smuggling, human trafficking, conflict prevention and women's participation in sustaining peace.
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
15 July 2011 SC/10327 The Council appreciated the efforts of the UNRCCA as a UN mechanism for preventive diplomacy.
26 May 2010 SC/9936 This was the press release for the debate on Intercultural Dialogue for Peace and Security.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
22 June 2011 A/RES/65/283 This was the General Assembly resolution on strengthening the role of mediation in the peaceful settlement of disputes, conflict prevention and resolution.
17 December 2007 A/RES/62/90 This was a resolution declaring 2010 the International Year for Rapprochement of Cultures.
18 July 2006 A/60/891 This was a progress report of the Secretary-General to the General Assembly on the prevention of armed conflict.
Selected Notes by the President of the Security Council View All
30 December 2004 S/2004/1031 This was a note by the President of the Security Council extending the ad hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa until 31 December 2005.
18 December 2003 S/2003/1183 This note by the President of the Security Council extended the mandate of the Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa until the end of 2004.
1 March 2002 S/2002/207 This was a note by the President of the Council outlining the Terms of Reference for the ad hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa.
Selected Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa View All
30 December 2013 S/2013/778 This letter transmitted the annual report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa.
31 December 2012 S/2012/965 This letter transmitted a report on the activities of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa from January to December 2012.
30 December 2008 S/2008/836 This was a letter from the permanent representative of South Africa to the president of the Security Council containing the 2008 report on the activities of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa.
Selected Other Documents View All
21 December 2010 S/2010/654 This was the note from the president of the Council that extended the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group for Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa until 31 December 2011.
15 December 2009 S/2009/650 This was the Council decision to extend the work of the Ad-Hoc Working Group for Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa until 31 December 2010.
18 December 2008 S/2008/795 This note renewed the mandate of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa.