UN Documents for Health Crises

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
30 October 2018 S/RES/2439 The Council adopted unanimously a resolution on Ebola in the DRC.
18 September 2014 S/RES/2177 In this resolution, the Council determined that the unprecedented extent of the ebola outbreak in Africa constituted a threat to international peace and security.
7 June 2011 S/RES/1983 This resolution was on the HIV epidemic.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
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.
1 January 2005 S/PRST/2005/33 This was a statement on the implementation of resolution 1308 in peacekeeping operations, five years after its adoption.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
22 June 2020 S/2020/571 This was the concept note for the 2 July open debate on pandemics and security.
27 March 2020 S/2020/253 This was a letter from the president of the Security Council to permanent representatives of Council members describing temporary measures to be applied during the COVID-19 period, in particular the written voting procedure.
25 March 2020 A/74/768*–S/2020/238* This was a letter urging the complete and immediate lifting of unilateral sanctions to ensure the full, effective and efficient response to the COVID-19 pandemic from Angola, Cambodia, China, Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Grenada, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Myanmar, Nicaragua, the Russian Federation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
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.
14 October 2014 S/PV.7279 This was a briefing on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa by Special Representative Anthony Banbury, head of UNMEER, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Herve Ladsous and Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun.
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.