UN Documents for Energy, Climate and Natural Resources

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
14 September 2005 S/RES/1625 This was a declaration on the effectiveness of the Security Council's role in conflict prevention, reaffirming the need to adopt a broad strategy to conflict prevention, which addresses the root causes of armed conflict in a comprehensive manner, including by promoting sustainable development.
9 December 2002 S/RES/1448 This resolution ended all sanctions against UNITA in Angola.
19 October 2001 S/RES/1374 This resolution requested the monitoring mechanism to provide the Committee within 60 days of the adoption of this resolution with a detailed action plan for its future work.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
28 July 2014 S/PRST/2014/14 This presidential statement prohibited illicit oil trade as a source of revenue for terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
20 July 2011 S/PRST/2011/15 This was a presidential statement on climate change.
25 June 2007 S/PRST/2007/22 This presidential statement was on the role of natural resources in conflict.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
25 October 2011 S/2011/661 This report on protection of Somali natural resources and waters and alleged illegal fishing and dumping was requested by resolution 1976.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
14 February 2023 S/2023/106 This was the Peacebuilding Commission's written advice for the 14 February Council open debate on the theme “Threats to international peace and security: sea level rise – implications for international peace and security”.
9 September 2021 S/2021/782 This letter transmitted the concept note circulated by Ireland ahead of 22 September high-level open debate, which stated that climate change is becoming “an ever-stronger and more destructive force” that affects international peace and security.
25 February 2021 S/2021/198 This was a VTC meeting under the agenda item of Maintenance of international peace and security: Climate and security
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
13 June 2023 S/PV.9345 The meeting record is on climate change, peace and security.
14 February 2023 S/PV.9260 This was a ministerial-level open debate on sea-level rise and its implications for international peace and security.
12 October 2022 S/PV.9150 This was the debate on the theme “Threats to international peace and security: climate and security in Africa”. 
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
20 October 2006 SC/8856 The Council expressed its decision to not renew timber sanctions against Liberia.
5 June 2003 SC/7778 The Council expressed its decision to not renew diamond sanctions against Sierra Leone which had expired on 4 June.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
15 July 2015 A/69/L.80 This was a resolution on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife.
11 September 2009 A/64/350 This was the report addressed to the General Assembly on climate change and its possible security implications.
3 June 2009 A/RES/63/281 This resolution invited UN organs to consider the issue of climate change within their mandates.
Selected Human Rights Council Documents View All
21 March 2011 A/HRC/17/31 This included the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Selected Other Documents View All
22 March 2023 Arria-formula Meeting Concept Note: Protection of Civilians This was an Arria-formula meeting convened by Mozambique and Switzerland on 22 March 2023, titled: "Protection of civilians: Achieving a better protection of water-related essential services and infrastructure for the civilian population during armed conflicts”.
1 March 2023 A/77/L.58 This was the Vanuatu-initiated General Assembly resolution titled “Request for an advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the obligations of States in respect of climate change”.
13 December 2021 S/2021/990 This was the draft resolution in blue on climate and security. The draft resolution failed to be adopted because of a veto from Russia. It received 12 votes in favour, two against (India and Russia) and one abstention (China). The draft resolution was co-sponsored by 113 member states.