UN Documents for Human Rights

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
28 April 2015 S/RES/2217 This was a resolution renewing MINUSCA’s mandate at current authorised troop levels until 30 April 2016 and mandated MINUSCA to support, as part of its human rights mandate, the implementation of the relevant recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
17 October 2006 S/2006/822 This letter transmitted the report of the Independent Special Commission of Inquiry for Timor-Leste.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
30 May 2019 S/2019/449 This was a letter from Russia and China to the President of the Security Council stating the “Human Rights Council is a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly and as such is not authorized to interact with the Security Council.”
30 April 2019 S/2019/356 This was a note verbale from Germany addressed to the President of the Security Council, annexing a note from the President of the Human Rights Council, Coley Seck, on a proposal made regarding opportunities to organize informal discussions in Geneva between the members of the Human Rights Council and the President of the Security Council for the month.
26 October 2018 S/2018/957 This was a letter to the Council from western European members, protesting the Israeli ambassador's insults thrown in Hebrew at an Israeli human rights activist speaker during the 18 October open debate on the Middle East.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
19 March 2018 S/PV.8209 This was a meeting at which the Council failed to garner nine votes to hold a briefing by High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein.
18 April 2017 S/PV.7926 This was a meeting under the agenda item “Maintenance of international peace and security” focusing on “human rights and prevention of armed conflict”. It was the first time the Council discussed human rights thematically.
31 March 2016 S/PV.7663 This was a meeting on the situation in South Sudan that included a briefing by Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
16 June 2014 A/68/PV.98 This is the meeting record during which the General Assembly approved the proposal of the Secretary-General to appoint Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein (Jordan) as the High Commissioner for Human Rights
6 June 2014 A/68/904 This was a note of the Secretary-General to the General Assembly in which he proposes to appoint Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein (Jordan) as the High Commissioner for Human Rights, for a term of office of four years, beginning on 1 September 2014 and expiring on 31 August 2018.
24 May 2012 A/66/PV.110 This is the meeting record during which the General Assembly extended for two years the appointment of Navi Pillay as High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Selected Human Rights Council Documents View All
19 December 2014 S/2014/928 This was the final report of the CAR Commission of Inquiry.
14 April 2014 S/2014/276 This was a letter to the Council from Australia, France and the US transmitting the report of the commission of inquiry on human rights in the DPRK.
17 October 2006 S/2006/822 This letter transmitted the report of the Independent Special Commission of Inquiry for Timor-Leste.