UN Documents for Protection of Civilians

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
20 June 2019 S/RES/2475 The Council unanimously adopted this resolution on protection of persons with disabilities in conflict.
11 June 2019 S/RES/2474 This was a resolution on persons reported missing during armed conflict.
24 May 2018 S/RES/2417 This was a resolution on the link between armed conflict and food insecurity. It strongly condemned the use of starvation of civilians as a method of warfare, as well as the unlawful denial of humanitarian access.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
20 August 2019 S/PRST/2019/8 This was a presidential statement reaffirming the fundamental importance of the four 1949 Geneva Conventions for the protection of those affected by armed conflict.
9 August 2017 S/PRST/2017/14 This was on the threat of famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria.
31 December 2015 S/PRST/2015/26 This underscored the importance of sustained cooperation among the Council, the Secretariat, and troop- and police-contributing countries on peacekeeping.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
6 May 2020 S/2020/366 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on protection of civilians in armed conflict.
6 May 2020 S/2020/366 This was the Secretary-General’s annual report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. 
7 May 2019 S/2019/373 This was the Secretary-General’s annual report on protection of civilians, which included a section on “missing persons”.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
14 May 2020 S/2020/402 Estonia presented this concept note ahead of the open VTC on protection of civilians, held on 27 May.
14 April 2020 S/2020/299 This was a concept note for the open video teleconference on “Protection of civilians from conflict-induced hunger”, held on 21 April 2020.
22 January 2020 S/2020/62 This letter circulated the seventh joint FAO/WFP update for Council members on food security in countries with conflict situations.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
13 August 2019 S/PV.8596 A briefing on “the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions—upholding humanity in modern conflict”.
20 June 2019 S/PV.8556 The Council unanimously adopted resolution 2475, co-authored by Poland and the UK, which focused on protection of persons with disabilities in conflict.
11 June 2019 S/PV.8543 The Council unanimously adopted standalone resolution 2474 on persons reported missing during armed conflict.
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
30 May 2014 SC/11934 This was on the death of a French journalist.
22 February 2011 SC/10180 The Council condemned the use of force against civilians, called on Libya to meet its responsibility to protect civilians and stressed accountability.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
13 May 2019 A/73/L.85 A General Assembly resolution, which established "International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief"
28 September 2018 A/73/292 This was the report of the Secretary-General titled Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of UN personnel.
2 February 2016 A/70/709 This was the Secretary-General's report for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.
Selected Human Rights Council Documents View All
27 September 2012 A/HRC/RES/21/12 This was a resolution on the safety of journalists.
Selected Other Documents View All
1 May 2019 Building a Culture of Protection: 20 Years of Security Council Engagement on the Protection of Civilians A publication from OCHA summarising the protection of civilians file since 1999.  
31 March 2011 Report of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka This was a report of the panel of experts on accountability in Sri Lanka.