UN Documents for Health Crises

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
26 February 2021 S/RES/2565 This resolution demanded humanitarian pauses to deliver vaccines and reiterated the Council’s demand from resolution 2532 for a general and immediate cessation of hostilities in all situations on its agenda to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 July 2020 S/RES/2532 This resolution demanded a general and immediate cessation of hostilities in all situations on the Council’s agenda and called upon all parties to armed conflicts to engage immediately in a 90-day humanitarian pause.
30 October 2018 S/RES/2439 The Council adopted unanimously a resolution on Ebola in the DRC.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
19 May 2021 S/PRST/2021/10 This presidential statement concern that despite having suffered some of the COVID-19 pandemic’s worst socioeconomic impacts, Africa has to date received just 2 percent of vaccine doses produced globally. In the statement, the Council reiterated the need to enable equitable access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics, medicines and vaccines to all, including the most vulnerable.
2 August 2019 S/PRST/2019/6 Adopted under the agenda item "peace and security in Africa", this PRST referred to the Ebola outbreak in the DRC and the need to have international cooperation to address it.
21 November 2014 S/PRST/2014/24 This was a presidential statement that reiterated grave concern over the epidemic, that Ebola constitutes a threat to international peace and security, recognised progress in scaling-up international assistance and called for further strengthening of response efforts.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
11 April 2022 S/2022/307 This was a PBC letter of advice to the Council for its 11 April meeting briefing on the implementation of resolution 2532 for a global ceasefire and resolution 2565 on COVID-19 vaccines.
2 May 2021 S/2021/420 This was the concept note for the 19 May 2021 open debate on "Addressing root causes of conflict while promoting post-pandemic recovering Africa".
19 February 2021 S/2021/157 This letter contained the record of briefings and statements from Council members’ 17 February videoconference debate on equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
11 April 2022 S/PV.9014 This was a briefing on the implementation of resolutions 2532 and 2565.
13 August 2015 S/PV.7502 This was a briefing on the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
21 November 2014 S/PV.7318 This was a debate on Ebola.
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
15 October 2014 SC/11602 This was a press statement expressing grave concern about the unprecedented extent of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, which constitutes a threat to international peace and security, as well as the impact of the Ebola virus on West Africa, in particular, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
2 April 2020 A/RES/74/270 This resolution reaffirmed the General Assembly's "commitment to international cooperation and multilateralism and its strong support for the central role of the UN system in the global response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic"
27 March 2020 A/74/L.51 This was a draft General Assembly resolution submitted by the Central African Republic, Cuba, Nicaragua, Russia and Venezuela.
19 September 2014 A/RES/69/1 This General Assembly resolution welcomed the intention of the Secretary-General to establish UNMEER.
Selected Human Rights Council Documents View All
26 September 2014 A/HRC/PRST/27/4 This HRC presidential statement urged states to respect human rights when implementing measures to combat Ebola.